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Indonesia: 8 men sentenced to 2 yrs in prison for running gay club

AP
Published Dec 15, 2017, 2:03 pm IST
Updated Dec 15, 2017, 2:03 pm IST
Verdicts for two defendants who allegedly performed oral sex were adjourned until next week.
Most were released as homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, but 10 men were charged under anti-pornography laws. (Photo: AP/Representational)
 Most were released as homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, but 10 men were charged under anti-pornography laws. (Photo: AP/Representational)

Jakarta: An activist says an Indonesian court has sentenced eight men involved in running a gay club and sauna to two years in prison.

They were among more than 140 men detained after a raid in May on what police said was a sex party at the Atlantis spa in Jakarta.

 

Most were released as homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, but 10 men were charged under anti-pornography laws.

Imam Shofwan from Pantau Foundation, which has been monitoring the trial, says the sentencing occurred Thursday.

A North Jakarta District Court spokesman did not answer calls Friday.

Those sentenced included a director and several employees including strippers, a gym trainer, a receptionist and a security guard.

Shofwan says verdicts for two defendants who allegedly performed oral sex were adjourned until next week.

 

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