Indonesia passes law on extramarital s*x; Citizens criticizes govt

06-12-2022 Tue 17:22

Extramarital s*x is now illegal in Indonesia, thanks to the long-awaited and contentious reform of the country's penal code that the Indonesian Parliament approved on Tuesday.

According to the new legislation, which go into force in three years, having s*x outside of marriage might result in a jail sentence of up to a year.

The numerous adjustments follow a growth in religious conservatism in the nation with a majority of Muslims.

The laws are criticised as a disaster for human rights and as a possible hindrance to travel and investment.

This week, a number of mostly young people's groups demonstrated against the legislation in front of the Jakarta parliament. It is anticipated that the new laws will face legal challenges.


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