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Indonesia’s President Urges Delay on Criminal Code Vote

Expand LGBT activists protest the planned revision to Indonesia’s criminal code outside parliament in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 12, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Friday he wanted parliament to delay its vote on the country’s proposed new criminal code. The pending bill contains dozens of articles that violate the rights of women, religious minorities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people – and ultimately all Indonesians. Jokowi’s announcement followed large demonstrations in Jakarta’s streets in recent days. Yet it will…

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