Indonesian gay couple beaten on video before vigilantes hand them over to religious police
Clip from Muslim-majority Aceh province shows pair who were caught having sex.
by Jon Sharman
14 April 2017 10:43 London
The Independent Online
A man covers his head as vigilantes assault him for allegedly having gay sex.
Video captures the moment two gay men are assaulted by Indonesian vigilantes who caught them having sex and then turned them over to religious police.
The shaky footage appears to show a young man covering his head while talking on the phone, before he is struck and rocks backwards on a bed.
One of the intruders can be heard shouting in the clip as the naked man cowers.
The pair are to go on trial in an Islamic court for having gay sex and could receive 100 strokes of the cane if found guilty, officials in the conservative province of Aceh said…
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