Indonesia's long delayed sexual assault Bill gets new lease of life after court ruling

A university dean was found not guilty of sexual assault by the Pekanbaru District Court (pictured) in Riau last week. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM GOOGLE MAPS
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BALI - Indonesia's long stalled sexual assault crimes Bill has a new lease of life following a controversial not-guilty verdict in a high-profile sexual assault case which underscored the steep climb for prosecutors to win convictions in such instances.

On Wednesday (April 6), a parliamentary committee voted to include the Bill in a list of pending legislation seeking approval from the full legislature, meaning it could become law before the end of the month, officials say.

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