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Indonesian city orders LGBT+ raids after UK convicts serial rapist

News Summed Up 2020-01-13 05:30:00

KUALA LUMPUR:The home city of an Indonesian man identified as Britain’s “most prolific rapist” has ordered raids targeting LGBT+ people, prompting fears of a wider backlash. The conviction of Reynhard Sinaga, 36, for sexually assaulting dozens of young men in Manchester, the British city where he was studying, has dominated headlines in Indonesia, where homosexuality is taboo. Sinaga was found guilty of assaulting 48 men whom he drugged after taking them back to his apartment from outside bars and clubs in the city of Manchester. The court ruled that he must serve at least 30 years in prison for 159 offences committed between between January 2015 and May 2017. The government prosecutor said he was the “most prolific rapist in British legal history.”


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