Complaint: Indonesian Mayor Promotes Anti-gay Discrimination


Mohammed Idris, the mayor of Depok in the metropolitan Jakarta area of Indonesia, has instructed city agencies to investigate LGBT activities and this month asked citizens to report LGBTI behavior. He said he was concerned about “violence against children and an increase in HIV / AIDS sufferers.” Indonesia’s National Commission on Human Rights, known as Komnas HAM, says he could be opening himself up to discrimination cases. The mayor of Depok since 2011, Mohammed Idris has a background steeped in Islamic beliefs, which he teaches to university students.


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