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Mahfud reaffirms support for atheists

  • The Jakarta Post

| Tue, July 17 2012 | 08:48 am

PREMIUM JAKARTA: The Constitutional Court chief Mahfud MD said on Sunday that no one could be punished for being an atheist or communist, reaffirming his controversial statement on Indonesia’s freedom of religion, which he made last Tuesday.

Atheists and communists, he said, were considered in violation of the law if they formed an organization which acted against the state’s Pancasila ideology...

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