141 Men Arrested in Gay Sauna in Indonesia
Over the weekend, 141 men were arrested by Indonesian authorities claiming they were engaging in a “gay sex party” at Atlantis Gym & Sauna in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. Those arrested were detained by the North Jakarta District Police. Indonesia does not have laws criminalizing homosexuality, except in the conservative Aceh province. However, the country does have severe anti-pornography laws which have been used to target LGBTIQ websites and activities.
Police spokesperson Argo Yuwono said in a statement that those detained had “violated pornography laws”, and that the sauna was the venue for a sex party promoted as “The Wild One”.
“Our officers did an undercover investigation and raided the place on Sunday,” North Jakarta Chief Police Detective Nasriadi told AFP news agency.
If found guilty, they face penalties of up to 10 years in prison and fines.
This is the latest example of anti-LGBT cruelty in Indonesia. Tomorrow, two Indonesian men will receive 85 public lashes as a punishment for being caught engaging in gay sex.
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