Indonesia to reject 75 UN concerns, including threats to LGBTI people


Anya Crittenton writes at Gay Star News:

According to a report from The Jakarta Post, Indonesia’s government is planning to reject all 75 recommendations made by the United Nations to improve human rights in the country. The UN initially made the recommendations in May during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

During this process, Ireland and Sweden specifically called for an end to Indonesia’s anti-LGBTI discrimination. Meanwhile, Angola and Spain recommended the abolition of the death penalty. Finally, the United States and Germany asked for the end of the country’s blasphemy law. This law punishes deviations from the six officially recognized religions with up to five years in prison.

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