HRW calls for investigation of Indonesian raid of “lesbian” homes

HRW has called the police raid of “suspected lesbians” in West Java’s Tugu Jaya Village a violation of the women’s rights to privacy, non-discrimination, and basic due process. Police responded to complaints from local Islamic youth groups and religious leaders, and forced up to a dozen women to relocate, without a sound legal basis.

The women’s personal information was also recorded by government officials.

So far this year LGBT+ people in Indonesia have been targeted in home raids lacking sufficient legal basis on four occasions.

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