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J. Lester Feder
World correspondent . Banjo player, coffee geek, dog-lover, grumpy old man. Eeyore is my spirit animal.
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J. Lester Feder 6h
At least in Central Java, the loud music keeping me awake is from the 2 gamelans playing down the street.
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J. Lester Feder 20h
7 Things We Learned In Our Poll Of How People In The US View Terrorism via
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J. Lester Feder Aug 24
India unveils plans to ban surrogacy - BBC News
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J. Lester Feder Aug 24
How's your commute?
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J. Lester Feder Aug 23
A Jakarta skyline @ Jakarta, Indonesia
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Julia Ioffe Aug 23
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J. Lester Feder Aug 23
Based on today’s Qs, it sounds like 3 of 9 judges may vote for this.
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J. Lester Feder Aug 23
Homosexuality Must Be Criminalized To Protect Indonesian Values, Court Told via
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J. Lester Feder Aug 22
The 2 judges who have spoken so far seem sympathetic to petition to criminalize homosexuality.
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J. Lester Feder Aug 22
Judge Akbar: law is "liberal bc it comes from imperialist govt" -- indo inherited much criminal code from Dutch rule
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J. Lester Feder Aug 22
Says there are limitations to human rights in Indonesia to protect moral and religious values.
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J. Lester Feder Aug 22
Judge Akbar: "if those values are not articulated in the law, would our country become like a secular state?"
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J. Lester Feder Aug 22
Govt lawyer to witness: 62.7 of pop not virgins at marriage. "If we do this, sinners become criminals... The govt becomes authoritarian"
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J. Lester Feder Aug 22
"In US they've changed constitution to fulfill human desires. We don't want to happen [in Indo] what happened in America" - con crt witness
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J. Lester Feder Aug 22
"There's a photo circulating on my campus of a same sex couple kissing in public. Is that what we want?" --Con Court testimony
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J. Lester Feder Aug 22
"Our constitution has been very liberal. Is that what we need? That's people want to take the law into own hands"
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J. Lester Feder Aug 22
Third witness from U of indo, says urgency to criminalize homosexual bc more news reports of LGBT and promiscuity.
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J. Lester Feder Aug 22
Second witness says universal human rights are product of imperialism, need to be applied in cultural specificity.
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J. Lester Feder Aug 22
Govt child protection witness says "same sex adultery tends to be addictive," calls for five year criminal sentence.
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J. Lester Feder Aug 22
Hearing begins with member of govt child protection commission, calling for ban on all adultery and having children out of wedlock.
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