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Prosecution of suspected ‘atheist’ criticized

  • Syofiardi Bachyul Jb

    The Jakarta Post

Padang | Wed, April 4 2012 | 09:11 am

PREMIUM Activists in Padang, West Sumatra, are criticizing the authorities for prosecuting a 31-year-old civil servant for allegedly proclaiming his atheism on Facebook.

The indictment of Alexander Aan under the Information Law that carries six years of imprisonment, is bogus, according to Sudarto, the director of the Center for Interfaith Community (Pusaka).

“The charges of blasphemy brou...