Source: sbs.com.au |BY NICK BAKER
President Joko Widodo is being urged to address his country’s chequered human rights record.
Human Rights Watch has implored Indonesian President Joko Widodo to tackle an “upsurge in discrimination against religious and sexual minorities” in the Southeast Asian nation.
In a letter sent on Wednesday, the group urged the recently re-elected president to better protect “the many minority and other marginalised populations” around Indonesia, beginning with better protecting freedom of religion.
“Growing religious intolerance is a huge public concern in Indonesia … [The country] is experiencing a rise of intolerant Islamism, which has grown since … read source.