Indonesia: Revoke conviction and caning sentence for gay men in Aceh

Index Number: ASA 21/6279/2017

Amnesty International urges the authorities in Aceh to immediately revoke the conviction and sentence of 85 lashes to two gay men convicted of consensual same-sex sexual relations (liwath) by the Shari’a court. This is the first case of conviction for consensual same-sex sexual relations, criminalised under the Aceh Criminal Code (Qanun Jinayat), which came into effect in October 2015.

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