Protests in Indonesia as girl raped by brother is jailed for abortion
Activists file a complaint against judges who sentenced a 15-year-old girl to six months’ jail
Kate Lamb in Jakarta
Wed 1 Aug 2018
Indonesian activists have filed an official complaint against three judges in Sumatra, who sentenced a teenage girl to six months in prison for having an illegal abortion after she was repeatedly raped by her brother.
An alliance of women’s rights and child protection activists met with members of the Indonesian Judicial Commission in Jakarta on Monday to urge them to investigate, saying the decision to imprison the girl was “grossly unfair”.
Raped and jailed: Indonesian girl's plight prompts call to legalize abortion
August 1, 2018
Beh Lih Yi
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Calls to decriminalize abortion grew louder in Indonesia on Wednesday after a teenage girl who was raped by her brother was jailed for six months for terminating her pregnancy, sparking anger among activists who demanded her immediate release.
The 15-year-old, from Jambi province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, was sentenced last month after a judge found her guilty of having an abortion, according to rights groups including Amnesty International.