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Indonesia plans to outlaw sex outside of marriage

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Unmarried couples caught having sex could be sent to prison under a proposed revision of Indonesia’s criminal code. 

Unmarried couples caught having sex could be sent to prison under a proposed revision of Indonesia’s criminal code. The revised document was submitted to lawmakers on March 6 and must pass through the House of Representatives (pictured) before it becomes law. (EPA photo)

A Jakarta Globe report on Thursday claimed that jail sentences of up to five years would be handed out to couples engaged in a sexual relationship outside wedlock under the draft of a criminal code revision proposed by the Indonesian government earlier this month. 

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