Indonesia is set to penalise the act of having intercourse outside of marriage, under their new criminal code, according to Reuters.
The new law is set to be passed in parliament this month, with those being found guilty of the act liable for imprisonment of up to 1 year.
Among the other activities that will be deemed illegal include:
- Living together before marriage
- Insulting the president and/or the state institutions
- Expressing opposing views to Indonesia’s ideology
- Abortions (except rape victims)
- Use of black magic
Edward Omar Sharif Hiariej, the Deputy Justice Minister of Indonesia, said that the new criminal code will be in line with the values of Indonesia.