Aceh proposes 100 lashes for gay sex, adultery

indonesiaSeptember 22, 2014 – Reported by Rakyat Post – Banda Aceh Indonesia, Sept 20, 2014 – Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes for the cane in Indonesia’s staunch conservative Aceh province if Parliament passes a draft law that critics say violates basic human rights.

Aceh is the only part of the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation to enforce Islamic Syariah law and has been slowly implementing it since 2001, when it gained some powers of autonomy

A draft by-law sent to AFP on Saturday outlaws anal sex between men and “the rubbing of body parts between women for stimulation”, and for the first time applies Islamic laws and punishments to non-Muslims.

The by-law also punishes adultery with 100 lashes of the cane.

The by-law reinforces previous Syariah legislation that bans alcohol consumption, gambling, fraternising between unmarried men and women, and physical displays of affection outside of marriage, such as touching and kissing…

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