An Indonesian man, one of two to be publicly caned for having sex, is whipped in Banda Aceh. Photo: AFP

Is Widodo just paying pre-election lip service to human rights?

Volunteers and NGO workers who helped Indonesia’s president win election say the leader has mostly forgotten their causes, doing little to make abusers and war criminals face justice

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An Indonesian man, one of two to be publicly caned for having sex, is whipped in Banda Aceh. Photo: AFP
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Jeffrey Hutton

Jeffrey Hutton

Jeff is based in Jakarta where he specializes in political, economic and human rights issues. He got his start in the late 1990s in Tokyo where he was a subeditor at the English edition of the Mainichi Shimbun. He went on to join Bloomberg News in Tokyo and then the Australian Financial Review in Sydney. Recently he started satupelangi.org, a website devoted to LGBT issues in Indonesia.