Blasphemy Law takes toll on minority faiths, ethnicity
Director of Amnesty International Indonesia
Jakarta / Fri, September 7, 2018 / 02:38 pm
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, Cath...