Student protesters burn tyres during a protest against proposed legislation which would punish sex outside marriage, infringe on gay rights, limit free speech and weaken the country’s anti-corruption agency. Photo: AP

Indonesian couple fear proposed ban on extramarital sex will make them criminals

  • A new penal code to be discussed in Indonesia’s parliament would ban consensual sex outside marriage
  • This would mean a middle-aged couple, who have been together for 13 years in an unofficial marriage, could face jail time
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Student protesters burn tyres during a protest against proposed legislation which would punish sex outside marriage, infringe on gay rights, limit free speech and weaken the country’s anti-corruption agency. Photo: AP
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