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Indonesian Ulema Council calls for sex workers and clients to be prosecuted

In Indonesia, the act of prostitution, specifically the transaction between sex worker and client, is not a crime, as the law only states that pimping or the facilitation of prostitution are punishable by law. But, in light of a recent explosive celebrity prostitution scandal, the country’s highest Islamic clerical...

Groups warn Indonesia app ‘risks worsening’ religious intolerance

App allowing public report suspected heretical beliefs raises fears it may lead to increased persecution of minorities. The Smart Pakem app has been downloaded more than 1,000 times since its launch last month Medan, Indonesia - Indonesian human rights lawyer Ranto Sibarani is trying to remain optimistic. His client, Meiliana, a...

Cambodian garment factories improve conditions but rights violations continue

Photo Credit: Cambodia, P.I. Network/Flickr Conditions in Cambodian garment factories are improving, according to a new UN survey, but rights violations are still rampant. By Skylar Lindsay A recent survey by UN initiative Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) shows that conditions in the country’s garment factories are improving. But the sheer number of...

Indonesian Muslims protest against China’s treatment of Uighurs

Protesters, who are members of the Muslim Solidarity Movement, hold placards during a protest against violence and the treatment of Uighur Muslims by the Chinese government, in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, December 21, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Novrian Arbi/ via REUTERS JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds...