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No shift on LGBT, death penalty or blasphemy

  • Indra Budiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 26 2017   /  12:06 am

The government has sent a strong signal that it will not make any dramatic changes to its human rights stance and will probably reject all recommendations on LGBT rights, the death penalty and the Blasphemy Law.

Dicky Komar, human rights director at the Foreign Ministry, said on Tuesday that in the next United Nations council meeting, which is scheduled for Sept. 20 to 21, it was most likely that the government would reject most of the 75 “noted” human rights recommendations submitted by other countries.

“We have not finished studying all the 75 recommendation, but in my view, it will be hard to accept them,” Dicky told The Jakarta Post.

In the third cycle meeting of the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, Switzerland, in May, 101 UN member countries delivered 225 recommendations to improve Indonesia’s human rights situation. The Indonesian delega...