Target: Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia
Goal: Demand the acquittal of a gay couple charged with distributing gay pornography after posting photos of themselves cuddling topless.
A gay Indonesian couple was arrested after they posted photos of themselves kissing and cuddling topless on Facebook. They have been accused of distributing gay pornography and could face jail time. Demand justice for this innocent couple.
The caption on the photos reads: “With my dear lover tonight. May our love last forever.” The two men, from the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia, were immediately arrested after admitting that they posted the topless photos of themselves. They have been charged with posting lewd materials online, which carries a sentence of up to seven years in jail.
While it is not illegal to be gay in Indonesia, negativity towards the LGBT population has become prevalent. These men should not be punished for sharing their love for each other. Sign below and demand the immediate acquittal of these innocent men.
Dear President Widodo,
Two gay men were arrested after they posted photos of themselves kissing and cuddling topless on Facebook. They could face serious jail time, if convicted. Take a stand for gay rights and free these men at once.
Local police confirmed that they arrested the couple after receiving reports of them posting “LGBT pornography in the form of two men canoodling.” The photos, posted to Facebook, showed them cuddling and kissing with captions boasting about their happy relationship.
These men are just two more victims of Indonesia’s discriminatory crack down on “gay propaganda.” It is not illegal to be gay in Indonesia and these men have every right to be proud of their loving relationship. We demand the immediate acquittal of these innocent men.
[Your Name Here]
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