Indonesia Bans Sex Outside Of Marriage
Indonesia Parliament has approved a new criminal code that will make sex outside of marriage punishable by up to a year in prison.
It is part of a raft of changes that critics say Erode Democratic Freedoms.
The New Criminal Code will not come into effect for another Three Years and also includes a ban on insulting the President and expressing views that run Counter to State Ideology.
The code – which will apply to both Indonesians and Foreigners – includes several “Morality” Laws and makes it illegal for unmarried couples to live together and have sex.
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A person’s partner or parents can report them for the offence of having sex outside of marriage. Adultery will also be an offence for which people can be jailed.
The new code also tightens blasphemy laws and affects areas of public life. Rights groups say this amounts to a crackdown on political expression and association.
New defamation articles make it illegal for people to insult the president or express opinions against the national ideology.