Gay and bisexual men have allegedly been detained, tortured, and even killed in concentration camps in the region.
“Cruel and sickening are the only words to describe the images of those men being caned at a public spectacle”
The canings were administered outside a mosque in the capital of Banda Aceh.
One of the men cried as his sentence was read out.
In Dennis Altman’s latest book Queer Wars, he looks at the way LGBTI rights are negotiated through international relations, and argues Australians need to think before trying to advocate their views on non-western countries.