This shocking video sparked international outrage
A viral video out of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, depicting two gay men being beaten by vigilantes, has caused human rights groups from around the world to speak out in anger. The graphic video shows the two men, who were meeting in their private home, being beaten and assaulted by a group of men for having homosexual relations. In this particular part of Indonesia, Sharia homosexuality is punishable by law.
After being assaulted at their residence and taken to a nearby police station, the two men could now face 100 public lashings for their ‘crime.’
WARNING: The following video is graphic and disturbing.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Located in the northern-most province in Indonesia, the city was hit hard during the tsunami of 2004. Since then, the extreme-Islamist government has cracked down with Sharia law and acts of homosexuality are punished with 100 lashings.
The Distressing Footage
The graphic video of two men in their 20’s being pushed, slapped, and punched while naked is just an example of what goes on on a daily basis in the province of Aceh.
Phelim Kine, a deputy at Human Rights Watch, sums up the horrific scene: “These men had their privacy invaded in a frightening and humiliating manner and now face public torture for the ‘crime’ of their alleged sexual orientation.”
The HRW also reported that 339 other people were given cane-lashings in 2016 for similar “crimes.”
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