Imprisoned Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has decided to withdraw an appeal against his two-year sentence for blasphemy, his family said.
Two men convicted of gay sex were caned Tuesday in front of a crowd of onlookers in Indonesia’s sharia-ruled province of Aceh in the first such case in the devoutly Muslim region.
The gay community in Indonesia was dealt another blow after a court in the sharia-ruled province of Aceh sentenced a gay couple to 85 strokes of the cane, in the first such case in the country. Sexual minorities in the world’s most… Read More ›
Rallying cries by conservative Muslims for the prosecution of Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama have culminated in his imprisonment, sending shock waves through minority communities in Indonesia.
President Joko Widodo said Tuesday he had not misinterpreted Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks that Indonesia can go on with the execution of Mary Jane Veloso, a Philippine woman on death row in Indonesia. He reaffirmed his position a day… Read More ›
A Philippine official said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte did not give the green light for Indonesia to go ahead with the execution of a Philippine woman currently on death row for drug trafficking. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay… Read More ›
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said Monday that his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte has given the green light for Indonesia to execute a Philippine woman currently on death row for drug trafficking. In a statement posted on the cabinet secretary’s website,… Read More ›