The government of Indonesia has established a ban on LGBT activities around the country.
It has been reported that Indonesian police have raided an LGBT party in the country’s capital Jakarta which resulted in the detainment of 51 men. It is believed that these men could face up to six years in prison under Indonesian laws.
While homosexuality is not officially considered a crime in Indonesia certain parts of the country are ruled by Sharia law. Further, it is believed that Indonesia are currently considering a ban on all LGBT-related television content which may be instituted by the end of 2017.
While Indonesia has been reluctant to accept to modern concepts and ideologies President Jokowi holds a different opinion to other factions within in the country’s government. “The police must act against actions by groups or individuals to harm LGBT people or deny them their rights. There should be no discrimination against anyone” he said.