Indonesia bans sex outside marriage as parliament passes sweeping new criminal code

Indonesian lawmakers unanimously passed a sweeping new criminal code that criminalizes sex outside marriage, as part of a tranche of changes that critics say threaten human rights and freedoms, and pictured, an activist in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 5. (Willy Kurniawan/Reuters)
Indonesian lawmakers unanimously passed a sweeping new criminal code that criminalizes sex outside marriage, as part of a tranche of changes that critics say threaten human rights and freedoms, and pictured, an activist in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 5. (Willy Kurniawan/Reuters)

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