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Indonesia: Failure to Confront Intolerance

Expand Two homosexual men were sentenced to 82 whips by the Shariah Court in Banda Aceh, Indonesia on May 23, 2017. Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that enforces Islamic law. © 2017 Sipa via AP Images (Jakarta) – Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s government is failing to confront increasing intolerance that has led to discrimination and violence against the country’s most vulnerable minorities, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. Religious minorities face discriminatory laws and regulations as well as harassment, intimidation, and violence from Islamist…

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