Indonesia: Criminalization of consensual intimacy or sexual activity for unmarried couples in Aceh must end

Amnesty International and the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) are seriously concerned about the Aceh Islamic Criminal Code (Qanun Jinayat), which came into effect in the province a year ago. The code criminalizes consensual sexual relations and extends the use of caning as a punishment. Our organizations call on the Indonesian authorities to adhere to their international human rights obligations to end the use of caning as a form of punishment, as well as repeal the provisions of the Aceh Islamic Criminal Code that violate international law.

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