Seven arrested for alleged involvement in online prostitution ring in conservative Aceh

first_img The two are residents of Langsa and are believed to the ring’s pimps, according to the police.After receiving YN ‘sand HN’s testimony, officers then went on to arrest five other women aged between 22 to 32 years old who had reportedly been hired as sex workers.Arief said HN and YN had offered sex services through WhatsApp.”They charged Rp 500,000 [US$33.72] per woman for one booking and pocketed Rp 100,000 to Rp 200,000,” he said. Seven women have been arrested for their alleged involvement in an online prostitution ring in in Langso Baro district in Aceh.Langsa Police criminal investigation unit chief First. Insp. Arief S Wibowo said investigators uncovered the alleged prostitution ring after receiving information from local residents.”After an investigation, we arrested on Saturday two suspects identified as YN, 47 years old, and HN, 50 years old, in front of Harmoni Hotel in Langsa City,” Arief said in a statement. The women claimed they had to resort to prostitution because of financial difficulties, Arief said.”They said their involvement in online prostitution was due to economic reasons. They needed money to pay for their daily needs,” he said.Arief added that the Langsa Police only named HN and YN as suspects while the remaining five women were considered witnesses and had been released.Aceh is the only conservative region in Muslim-majority Indonesia that implements sharia. The provincial administration has fully enforced Qanun Jinayat since 2015. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

AC Milan ‘begin talks with Chelsea to sign out-of-favour midfielder

first_imgAC Milan have reportedly opened the bidding for Chelsea midfielder, Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge. The Frenchman was signed amid huge expectations from Monaco in the summer of 2017 for £40million but failed to establish himself as a consistent first-team performer. As such, he spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Milan and this season on loan at ex-club Monaco, but now the Serie A side want to bring Bakayoko in again, with a £2.6m (€3m) loan deal with a £31m (€35m) option to buy offer submitted, according to Sky Sport Italia. The report details that the 25-year-old himself is keen on a return to Milan this summer. With the prospect of Declan Rice signing at Chelsea on the horizon, as well as a packed midfield currently, Bakayoko would struggle for first-team football under Frank Lampard next season and looks set to move on – whether that be another loan or a permanent switch away. Bakayoko was brought in by Antonio Conte three years ago, and played 43 games during his first season with the club and, despite struggling to adapt to the Premier League, won an FA Cup winners’ medal. But Conte’s successor Maurizio Sarri didn’t include the midfielder in his plans and he was allowed to join Milan on loan for the 2018-19 season.Advertisement Loading… Despite the Italians paying a £4.5m loan fee, they didn’t trigger the option to make permanent their signing for £32m last summer. Lampard then replaced Sarri but didn’t bring Bakayoko back into the fold, sending him out on loan to Monaco. But he failed to live up to expectations in the curtailed Ligue 1 season and Monaco turned down the chance to sign him a second time for £37.5m. read also:Chelsea lower  asking price for AC Milan target Bakayoko Despite having two years of his £100,000-a-week contract left to run, there appears to be no way back at Chelsea and the club are prepared to cut their losses. It is quite the fall from grace for Bakayoko, who was so impressive in the Monaco side which won Ligue 1 in the 2016-17 season and also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Unusual Facts About Bollywood, Pollywood And TollywoodBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBest Car Manufacturers In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole LifeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Bad Relationship With Their Kids7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Poe’s Perspective: Pro sports have a role to play in queer safety

first_imgMany people like to tell us that the gay rights movement is over, that things are better now, that there’s no more fighting to be done. That’s a lie. Just because we earned our marriage rights doesn’t mean that we aren’t at risk, that we aren’t struggling for our lives on a daily basis. Children are still sent to conversion camps. Trans people still can’t serve their country in the military. Queer people of every shape, size and color are still beaten and left to die. As a white, straight-passing woman, I know that there’s privilege in the extent of my fear. I know that I can hide behind my sorority sweatshirts and avoid the type of surface-level violence — both emotional and physical — that assaults queer-presenting people of color on a daily basis. I’m privileged because my sexuality is a non-issue with my friends and family, and because I’ve never been at physical risk due to my appearance. The gay pride movement is not over. We have to fight like hell everywhere and that includes in sports. Some might say that a Pride Night is a political motion, or simply a public relations stunt. It’s neither of those things. More than any organized religion, sport is the most powerful faith in America. It is worshipped and cherished in every state, in every city. It is our common language. It defines how many of us see ourselves. And when teams take the time to lift up the queer community, to celebrate us, to love us, they slowly teach our country how to do the same. But then, news broke yesterday of the hospitalization of “Empire” star Jussie Smollett. Early Tuesday morning, Smollett was attacked by two men in Chicago. He was beaten and throttled around the neck with a rope. His attackers poured bleach on his bare skin while calling him a “n——” and a “faggot.” It was one of many similar events hosted throughout the league, as the NBA slowly adopts a more vocal stance on gay pride. Most importantly, it looked like a hell of a lot of fun, at least from the eyes of Wall, who posted approximately 30 Instagram stories documenting his excitement from the sidelines, tossing T-shirts into the crowd and cheering on players whose names he didn’t even know. Julia Poe is a senior writing about her personal connection to sports. Her column, “Poe’s Perspective,” runs weekly on Thursdays. Mostly, it reminds you that you’re different, you’re part of the “other” and that people hate you for your otherness. Still. Fifty years after Stonewall, four years after Obergefell v. Hodges. That hate burns on. My experiences with the isolation and shame of homophobia are a watered-down version of what many others face. And I’m aware that the attack on Smollett had as much to do with the color of his skin, that it was an intersectional hatred that led these two men to commit this crime. But this attack makes clear why it is vital for sports leagues to continue to advocate for the queer community. There aren’t words to describe the feeling that gripped my gut as I read that news report the first time, the second time, the third and fourth and fifth. I wanted to puke. I wanted to scream. I wanted to cry. That’s the weird thing about homophobia — it makes you feel as if you’re split in two. It makes you want to curl into yourself and lash out, to go back into the closet and to pin rainbow patches to every single item you own. It makes you wish you weren’t gay. It makes you wish that everyone was gay. I had the idea to write about NBA Pride last Wednesday, when the Brooklyn Nets hosted Emmy Award-winning choreographer Travis Wall at their third annual Pride Night. The evening tied into New York’s yearlong celebration and remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots — a seminal moment in the gay pride movement. It is beautiful that owners in the MLS, NHL and NBA understand this truth (I pray that soon the NFL will follow, although I recognize that might be a far-off pipe dream). Perhaps they don’t see the full depth, or see it only as a politically correct gesture. That doesn’t matter to me. Each Pride Night, from here on out, will help build a safer future for the queer community — a future where we will accept as fact that love is love and that people are people, all deserving of respect and safety, no matter their color or sexuality. That’s what I wanted to write about this week — the joy of seeing one of the top two leagues in American professional sports create a special event specifically to lift up and embrace the queer community. It was supposed to be a fun, happy column about love, grace and acceptance. This was supposed to be a fun column.last_img read more