Gay Muslim Comic Gone from Instagram After Indonesia Warning

The Ministry of Communications said in a statement Instagram had "fulfilled" its request made in a warning letter for the account to be removed.

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world’s biggest Muslim nation. The Ministry of Communications said Wednesday that the account under the username Alpatuni was pornographic, which violated the law on information and electronic transactions. In a statement it said Instagram had “fulfilled” its request made in a warning…

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