Indonesian Military imprisons, dismisses soldier for having same-sex intercourse

first_imgRead also: Of coming out and acceptance: LGBT youth seek peace in conservative IndonesiaThe head of the information division of the TNI Information Center Col. Sus Aidil defended the verdict, saying that it complied with the telegram issued by the TNI commander in 2009. It was later reiterated by a recent telegram issued by the Army chief in September last year stressing that LGBT-related actions were among heavy violations against the military principles and the 2004 TNI Law. Article 62 in the law stipulates that the force will discharge personnel without honor for committing indecent acts that can harm the discipline of TNI soldiers.“TNI imposes firm sanctions against military personnel proven to have violated decency, including LGBT,” Aidil told tribunnews.com on Thursday.The head of the Military Chamber at the Supreme Court, retired Maj. Gen Burhan Dahlan, also said the court could dismiss a TNI member who was proven to have committed “sexual perversion” using the aforementioned article.Burhan added that leaders of the Indonesian Army were infuriated after recently discovering that around 20 officers involved in cases of homosexuality were acquitted by judges of the military court.The concerns, he said, were related to the personnel’s ability to uphold the country’s defense.”If in carrying out their tasks the soldiers have deviant habits, how can they carry out their duties properly?,” he said.Read also: Puspen TNI under fire for homophobic comic stripLini Zurlia, an advocacy officer of the cross-border organization for LGBT rights ASEAN SOGIE Caucus, criticized the punishment against P, arguing that it was an individual’s private matter.She raised concerns that the punishment would have a further impact on members of the Indonesian LGBT community that had already faced systematic discrimination in society. The Semarang Military Court has sentenced a chief private, identified only as P, to one year’s imprisonment, in addition to dismissing him from the Indonesian Military (TNI) for having same-sex intercourse with another member of the military.“[The court] declares the defendant guilty of willful disobedience [and sentences him] to a primary punishment of one year’s imprisonment,” presiding judge Lt. Col. Eddy Susanto said in the verdict as reported by tribunnews.com on Thursday.“[He is also given] the additional punishment of dismissal from military duty.” Topics :center_img The court found P guilty of violating Article 103 of the Military Criminal Code on disobedience to service orders, after being found having sex with a subordinate.In the verdict, the panel of judges referred to a telegram issued by the TNI chief in October 2019, which prohibited all military personnel from being involved in LGBT relationships.According to the verdict, uploaded to the Supreme Court’s website on Wednesday, the panel said that homosexual intercourse was against the “established law and existing religious norms”, adding that the defendant should set an example to the public as a military officer.There was no information on when the verdict hearing was held.last_img read more

Shafer lists Reddish as game-time decision

first_img Published on October 3, 2013 at 11:01 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Against Clemson’s potent passing attack, Syracuse will need all the help in the secondary that it can get. But as game day draws closer, Brandon Reddish’s status remains uncertain.The cornerback will be a game-time decision after running at Wednesday’s practice for the first time since the Tulane game on Sept. 21, SU head coach Scott Shafer said at his press conference on Thursday.“He’s doing well,” the head coach said. “He’ll be a game-time-type decision.”Reddish suffered a lower-body injury in the Orange’s 52-17 win over the Green Wave and missed the entire second half. On Wednesday, Shafer listed him as questionable for Clemson. The head coach sees him improving, but still isn’t sure if he’ll be ready in time for the biggest game on the Orange’s schedule.Keon Lyn and Ri’Shard Anderson are both listed as starters, along with Reddish, so they would get the call in the starting lineup should Reddish be unavailable. The bigger issue for SU is who fills out the depth chart behind them.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe No. 3 Tigers start three wide receivers, including perhaps the best in the nation, Sammy Watkins. Julian Whigham is listed as Lyn’s backup and would likely be counted on as SU’s third corner, although defensive back Wayne Morgan also said Tuesday that he’s been working at cornerback in case Reddish isn’t able to go.“He wants to play,” Shafer said of Reddish, “but we want to put the best interest of the team first and Brandon second and make a good decision on the rest of the season as we move closer.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more