An Amnesty International researcher says the persecution of Indonesia’s LGBTI community is escalating and is not just limited to conservative Muslim areas. Photo: Reuters

‘Abusive and absurd’: the LGBTI rights crisis unfolding before Indonesia’s elections

  • State-sanctioned discrimination and public hostility has struck terror into the gay community as the influence of hardline Islamist groups looks set to play a crucial role in polls next year
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An Amnesty International researcher says the persecution of Indonesia’s LGBTI community is escalating and is not just limited to conservative Muslim areas. Photo: Reuters
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Charles McDermid

Charles McDermid

Charles McDermid joined the South China Morning Post as Asia Correspondent in 2018. He has worked for the New York Times, Al Jazeera and the Institute of War and Peace Reporting.