Leading Islamic country to impose jail term for having consensual sex outside marriage

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Leading Islamic country to impose jail term for having consensual sex outside marriage

ISLAMABAD - Leading Islamic country Indonesia to impose jail term for having consensual sex outside marriage, media reports have revealed.

As per media report, Indonesia is set to impose jail terms or steep fines on anyone having consensual sex outside of marriage.

The legal reforms contain a long list of controversial provisions, including financial penalties for anyone found guilty of insulting the president’s dignity, prison sentences for women who have abortions outside of medical emergencies, the censoring of contraceptive advice and the expansion of blasphemy laws.

Rights groups have denounced the parliament’s planned legislation as an assault on basic freedoms at a time when fears are growing about the trend towards restrictive religious piety and the spread of conservative Islam in the world’s most populous Muslim country.

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