05 July 2018 - NPWJ News Digest on on LGBTI rights


Indonesia: Anti-LGBT Crackdown Fuels Health Crisis
by Human Rights Watch, 01 Jul 2018

Indonesian authorities are fueling an HIV epidemic through complicity in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The government’s failure to halt arbitrary and unlawful raids by police and militant Islamists on private LGBT gatherings has effectively derailed public health outreach efforts to vulnerable populations.