Indonesia, the nation with the largest Muslim population in the world, has sentenced ten men to prison following a raid on a gay club and sauna.
According to ABC News, the men have been sentenced “to between two and three years in prison” and were “among more than 140 men detained after the raid in May on what police said was a sex party at the Atlantis spa in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital.”
“Most were released because homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, but 10 men were charged under anti-pornography laws,” they explained, adding that the charged men included “two visitors to the club who police alleged performed oral sex, managers and several employees including strippers, a gym trainer and a security guard.”
Though homosexuality is not explicitly illegal in Indonesia, crackdowns on homosexual activities have been on the rise.
In October, it was reported that Indonesia was considering a ban on LGBT television characters, and this week, Indonesian courts “narrowly rejected” a proposal to outlaw gay sex, with a five-to-four decision.