NoneAdvocates for Women and the Poor Criticize Indonesian Legislationonline video

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A 2007 report on Indonesia, where new legislation based on Islamic Sharià law has been criticized for unfairly targeting women and the poor.

For Lilis Lindawati, walking in her village now takes courage. She spends most of her time indoors after being wrongly arrested and imprisoned last year on her way home from work in a restaurant. The charge was prostitution; the evidence was that she was outdoors in the evening.I don’t put on makeup or anything, and my body was covered. I was wearing a jacket and T-shirt, so I was covered.The local morality police here in Tangerang, only an hour’s drive from the capital Jakarta, can arrest anyone without evidence. Suspicion is enough. ...
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