Blasphemy Law takes toll on minority faiths, ethnicity
Director of Amnesty International Indonesia
When first president Sukarno was under pressure from Muslim groups in 1965, he complied with their calls by issuing a law for the prevention of “religious abuse and/or defamation” to “protect” official religions from mystical indigenous faiths.
At that time the law was used to protect Indonesia’s official religions of Islam, Protestantism, Catholi...
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