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

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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