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Letter from Indonesia: I’m gay, I’m not a product of the West, and I’m not alone

On Monday March 4, law professor Arief Hidayat, stood before members of the House of Representatives and answered questions to determine his fitness for Indonesia’s constitutional court.??

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12th March 2013 03:43

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

In a series of answers delivered to the commission of elected officials, Hidayat declared that all Indonesians ought to believe in God, and that the country, an emerging economic power with a population of 237 million, should implement only those human rights standards that are “compatible with the local context.” Read the full story