There were at least six similar raids on private spaces inand more in early Each followed a pattern: vigilantism against lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender LGBT people provided social sanction for abusive police action; vague and discriminatory provisions in the law empowered authorities to violate the privacy rights of people presumed to be LGBT; the venues raided were places where LGBT Indonesians believed they could gather safely and privately, to learn about health issues, make friends, and build community. All told, police in Indonesia apprehended at least LGBT people in alone because of their sexual orientation and gender identity—a spike from previous years and the highest such number ever recorded in Indonesia.
This time last year, only 18 people had been killed by police during drug raids, according to data compiled by Amnesty International. The financial services country found that there weremillionaires and ultra-high wealth individuals living in Indonesia and that figure is expected to rise by 10 percent annually for the next five years. But it's not really something to celebrate.
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Indonesia is a huge archipelago of diverse islands scattered over both sides of the Equator between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. While it has land borders with Malaysia to the north and East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the east, its exclusive economic zone also abuts Australia to the south; Palauthe PhilippinesVietnamSingaporeand Thailand to the north; and India to the northwest. With an extensive, but quickly carved out amount of green forests on all of its islands and half way between the poles, Indonesia is nicknamed The Emerald of the Equator.
A superbly carved nude female ancestor or guardian standing figure collected in Timor in the s. She stands solidly rooted to the ground, with a wonderful expression and an almost monumental presence that belies her size Carved in hardwood it has a nice patina of use and age Circa 19th Century.
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A group of bikers filmed the moment the "tribesman" suddenly jumped out in front of them near Banda Aceh on the island of Sumatra. The bald man, who was carrying a large stick, managed to get away when he disappeared among the long grass. They are said to be smaller than the average man and always keep themselves hidden from outsiders. This totals as many astribesmen who are thought to be working as farmers and gatherers who live off the land in remote areas.
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