Indonesia: Detention, ‘rehab’ for 2 women who hugged

An Indonesian province’s shameful law….

76 CRIMES

The Associated Press reported on Oct. 3:

2 suspected Indonesian lesbians to undergo ‘rehabilitation’

Indonesia, with Aceh at the North-West tip of Sumatra island (map courtesy of PBS.org) Map of Indonesia, with Aceh at the North-West tip of Sumatra island (Map courtesy of PBS.org)

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Two suspected lesbians detained earlier this week by Islamic Shariah police in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province will undergo what an official described Saturday as “rehabilitation,” and won’t be charged with a crime.

The women, 18 and 19 years old, were taken in for questioning Monday night by Sharia police officers who saw them sitting and hugging each other in Ulee Lheue, a coastal neighborhood in the capital, Banda Aceh, according to the law enforcement Shariah police chief, Evendi Latief.

“They later confessed to be a lesbian couple and that was supported by pictures found on their handphones,” Latief said.

The two women, identified only by the initials “AS” and “N,” will not be charged because a…

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