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Blasphemy Law takes toll on minority faiths, ethnicity

  • Usman Hamid
    Usman Hamid

    Director of Amnesty International Indonesia

Jakarta | Fri, September 7, 2018 | 02:38 pm
Blasphemy Law takes toll on minority faiths, ethnicity Tanjungbalai resident Meliana has been found guilty of blasphemy after complaining about the volume of the adzan (Muslim call to prayer). (ANTARA FOTO/Septianda Perdana)

PREMIUM 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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