UN human rights commissioner is bothered about LGBT Indonesians

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The UN human rights commissioner has recalled that anti-LGBT crackdowns in Indonesia should end as soon as possible. Speaking in Jakarta, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that Indonesia had a progressive track record when it came to human rights, but intolerance to LGBT could simply erase it all.“The hateful rhetoric against this community that is being cultivated seemingly for cynical political purposes will only deepen their suffering and create unnecessary divisions,” the expert says, emphasizing that during the last 2 decades Indonesia has been moving further to become a progressive democratic country, but discrimination against LGBT people is a regress. “There are some dark clouds on the horizon but … I hope the common sense and strong tradition of tolerance of the Indonesian people will prevail over populism and political opportunism,” he added.

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