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Indonesia’s Gays Treated to 100 Lashings, 8-Year Prison Sentences

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When we think “gay AND Indonesia,” our mind jumps to the serial killer who released a pop album. But now there’s a new horror from the Muslim nation of islands: gays and lesbians face eight-year prison sentences and 100 cane lashes under a new law in Aceh, a region in northern Sumatra that enjoys much government autonomy. On the plus side, it’s better than the fate adulterers, who can be stoned to death.

(Pictured: A public lashing in Iran.)