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Lia Eden sentenced to prison, again

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 3 2009   /  02:33 pm

The Central Jakarta District Court has again sentenced religious sect leader Lia Eden, also known as Lia Aminuddin or Syamsuriati, to prison for religious blasphemy. The court found Lia guilty of religious blasphemy and incitement of hatred among religious adherents by proselytizing her religion - which she named God's Kingdom of Eden - and delivering her messages to thousands of government institutions, including the Presidential Palace. "The defendant did not show any remorse. This is the second time she has been tried for religious blasphemy. The court hereby sentences Lia Eden to two years and six months in prison," said Judge Subachran during the trial on Tuesday evening. It is the second time Lia has been arrested and subsequently sentenced to prison. She was arrested in 2006 for the same crime and sentenced to two years in prison that same year. She was taken into ...