The Semarang State Administrative Court in Central Java has rejected a lawsuit filed by a former police officer, identified only as TT, against the Central Java Police, which fired him in December because of his sexual orientation. Ma’ruf Bajammal, a lawyer with the Community Legal Aid Center (LBHM), which is assisting TT, said the panel of judges decided that they could not continue examining the case because TT should have first appealed the dismissal to the authorities within the Central Java Police when he received the termination letter before resorting to filing a lawsuit.