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Indonesia: a complex country we only think about when we want something - The Age

01 Mar 15, 12:03:43

The Age

Indonesia: a complex country we only think about when we want something
The Age
I'd been in Indonesia as Fairfax's correspondent for nine months and I was wondering if this was where it would end. The man, dressed in the all-white livery of the Islamic Defenders' Front (FPI), had picked out photographer Kate Geraghty and me as we ...

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Same-sex marriage equality converts are very welcome to the party - Sydney Morning Herald

02 Mar 15, 01:03:22

Same-sex marriage equality converts are very welcome to the party
Sydney Morning Herald
Or Senator Dean Smith, the gay West Australian Liberal, who last month confirmed that his conversion to equality came after pondering that the late Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson was unable to wed his partner? Yes, we should. Anyone who sees the light ...

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Voters get wise to Labor's mess and embrace Tony Abbott - Sydney Morning Herald

02 Mar 15, 11:03:47

Sydney Morning Herald

Voters get wise to Labor's mess and embrace Tony Abbott
Sydney Morning Herald
Years not so ahead on Indonesia. Stephanie Edwards (Letters, March 2) says that the proposed Bali executions show Indonesians are "light years away from us in terms of values". Actually, only 48 years. The last execution in Australia was in 1967 ...

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In This Section - Charlotte Observer

02 Mar 15, 01:03:28

In This Section
Charlotte Observer
Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday. The ...

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Bali Nine pair worth saving not because they've reformed, but because they're ... - The Guardian

03 Feb 15, 05:02:40

The Guardian

Bali Nine pair worth saving not because they've reformed, but because they're ...
The Guardian
The Australian government is making the “strongest possible representations” to save these young men and have their sentences commuted to a long prison term – while insisting an execution would not affect the important relationship with Indonesia.

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Indonesia defiant over executions - Irish Independent

24 Feb 15, 01:02:58

Irish Independent

Indonesia defiant over executions
Irish Independent
The government has announced plans to execute eight people - one Indonesian and seven foreigners from Australia, Brazil, France, Ghana, Nigeria and the Philippines. President Joko Widodo told reporters that the death penalty is part of the country's ...

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Strict sharia forces gays into hiding in Indonesia's Aceh - Reuters

28 Dec 14, 04:12:25

Reuters

Strict sharia forces gays into hiding in Indonesia's Aceh
Reuters
Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh had weeks earlier passed an anti-homosexuality law that punishes anyone caught having gay sex with 100 lashes. Amnesty International criticized it, saying it would add to a climate of homophobia and fear. "We ...
Anti-Gay Law In Indonesia's Aceh Province Forces LGBT People Into HidingHuffington Post
In Indonesia's Aceh, gay people forced into hidingHaaretz

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The gay getaways to banish the post-party blues - Star Observer

02 Feb 15, 04:02:22

The gay getaways to banish the post-party blues
Star Observer
One of the most popular breaks are all-gay cruises to destinations such as Turkey, Indonesia and Croatia. But these cruises are a world away from the impersonal mega liners plying the globe's oceans. “The Turkish cruise is on a traditional gulet, a ...

Gay in Aceh? Brace for 100 lashes in front of a jeering crowd - GlobalPost

05 Oct 14, 05:10:18

GlobalPost

Gay in Aceh? Brace for 100 lashes in front of a jeering crowd
GlobalPost
Indonesia's human rights advocates are deeply horrified at the harsh codes against homosexuality. It's “as if we're going back hundreds of years,” according to Chika Noya, an Indonesian gay rights activist interviewed by the Jakarta Globe. Another ...
100 Lashes: New Law Reveals Indonesia's Split Personality on LGBT RightsAdvocate.com

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Pursuing Equality: Western Response to Gay Rights Abroad - Harvard Political Review

14 Feb 15, 03:02:28

Harvard Political Review

Pursuing Equality: Western Response to Gay Rights Abroad
Harvard Political Review
The United States must not only address gay rights in countries with little power or media coverage. It must also go where attention is not being paid and put pressure on countries that are friends or allies. Indonesia is one such example. In its Aceh ...