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Public order officials arrest 10 'suspected lesbians' after photo of kiss posted Facebook
Detik News - November 5, 2018
"Every day we receive reports from the community about the LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender] issue. Because of this, in order to follow up on these reports, we carry out investigations and reconnaissance", said Satpol PP head Yadrison when asked for confirmation on a quote carried by Detik.com on the website covesia.com on Monday November 5.
Yadrison explained that the 10 suspected lesbians were arrested based information obtained from a social media network. The Satpol PP intel [intelligence] team then succeeded in discovering their location.
"On one of their Facebook accounts in several photos which were uploaded by the owner of the account there are scenes where the women are cuddling and kissing. It was based on these findings that officers ended up carrying out reconnaissance and succeeded in discovering their identity and location from the uploading of the improper (senonoh) photos", said Yadrison.
Yadrison said that in order to find them, the members of his team spent two days searching the Padang City area until finally on Friday evening the officials saw the couple depicted in the Facebook photos at a cafe in the Pondok area of South Padang sub-district.
"It is suspected that they also work in the cafe. Unfortunately however, when we wanted to make the arrest they succeeded in eluding the officer's ambush", he said.
Yadrison continued by saying that based on the development of data in the field the officers finally succeed in discovering their place of residence.
But it was only yesterday, on the afternoon of Sunday November 4, that his officers succeed in arresting five of the women in a single room at a boarding house in the Cendana Mata Air area of South Padang sub-district.
"Based on the data collected by the officers, it was discovered that their initials were MW (23) and their partner FR (24) and RS (26) with their partner NP (25), and one other women with the initials ZS (23). Meanwhile based on information and confessions [obtained from] them, officers also succeeded in arresting five more women in the Simpang Haru area. They had the initials NL (23), ZL (25), RS (28), FD (24) and Al (31) and were at a boarding house in that area. The raid was carried out by officers at around 8am", explained Yadrison.
Yadrison revealed that the women who were netted in the operation admitted that they were lesbians.
"As follow up, we will send the 10 women to the Social Services Office so that they can receive guidance, and we hope that society will cooperate in safeguarding the social interactions of our children. Because it is the people they are associating with that influence the attitudes and mentality of our children", said Yadrison in conclusion. (asp/asp)
[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the article was Posting Foto Ciuman di FB, 10 Wanita Diduga Lesbian Ditangkap.]
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