Two gay people are to be whipped and get 80 lashes under Islamic law in Indonesia.
The pair face 80 lashes of the whip or cane under Indonesia’s barbaric Islamic Sharia law.
The couple’s only crime was showing their love for each other in the privacy of their own home.
It’s not a story you’ll hear or read in the left wing media, but it’s still important news, especially considering the number of Australian tourists visiting Indonesia each year.
Human Rights Watch has called for the couples immediate release saying the punishment sought by prosecutors constitutes torture under international law.
The incident is part of a growing crackdown on the LGBT community by ruthless muslim vigilantes in Aceh province – the same region when Christians were being butchered and murdered by Islamic radicals on a nightly basis before the Boxing day Tsunami wiped out much the region’s infrastructure.
Homophobic attacks and gay bashing police raids in Indonesia have dramatically increased over the last 18 months – raising alarm – but little real action at the United Nations.