Indonesia sentences gay club workers to 2 years in prison
JAKARTA, Indonesia – An activist says an Indonesian court has sentenced eight men involved in running a gay club and sauna to two years in prison.
They were among more than 140 men detained after a raid in May on what police said was a sex party at the Atlantis spa in Jakarta.
Most were released as homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, but 10 men were charged under anti-pornography laws.
Imam Shofwan from Pantau Foundation, which has been monitoring the trial, says the sentencing occurred Thursday. A North Jakarta District Court spokesman did not answer calls Friday.
Those sentenced included a director and several employees including strippers, a gym trainer, a receptionist and a security guard.
Shofwan says verdicts for two defendants who allegedly performed oral sex were adjourned until next week.