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Indonesia bans sex outside of marriage

Jakarta, Dec 6 (UNI) Indonesia's parliament has approved a new criminal code that will make sex outside of marriage punishable by up to a year in prison.
It is part of a raft of changes that critics say erode democratic freedoms, BBC reported.
The new criminal code will not come into effect for another three years and also includes a ban on insulting the president and expressing views that run counter to state ideology.
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