Indonesian students at a classroom in Palembang, South Sumatra. Photo: AFP
Indonesian students at a classroom in Palembang, South Sumatra. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

Sex crimes at Islamic schools under spotlight as Indonesia mulls tougher laws

  • Rape cases have in the past months been dominating Indonesian headlines, including incidents at Islamic boarding schools, or pesantren
  • On top of limited laws against sexual violence, the high degree of respect accorded to religious teachers in Indonesia prevents victims from speaking out, observers say

Topic |   Indonesia
Indonesian students at a classroom in Palembang, South Sumatra. Photo: AFP
Indonesian students at a classroom in Palembang, South Sumatra. Photo: AFP
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