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Blasphemy & Hate Speech

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April 17, 2024

Jakarta Globe - April 17, 2024

Ilham Oktafian, Jakarta – Pastor Gilbert Lumoindong has been officially reported to the Jakarta Metro Police for a sermon addressing prayer and almsgiving in Islam (Zakat).

February 6, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 6, 2024

Roy Triono & Heru Andriyanto, Bandar Lampung – Comedian Aulia Rakhman is set to face a blasphemy trial in connection with a joke he made during a campaign rally supporting president

January 12, 2024

Jakarta Globe - January 12, 2024

Celvin Sipahutar, Jakarta – Senator Arya Wedakarna from Bali, a predominantly Hindu island, is now facing hate speech charges following a viral video where he criticized female customs

December 23, 2023

Human Rights Watch Dispatches - December 23, 2023

Andreas Harsono – This month marks the third year behind bars for 74-year-old Apollinaris Darmawan.

December 22, 2023

Tempo - December 22, 2023

Yuni Rohmawati, Jakarta – The United Muslim Forum reported Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan, also known as Zulhas, to the National Police for allegedly committing religious blasphemy in hi

December 11, 2023

Jakarta Post - December 11, 2023

Jakarta – Police have named Aulia Rakhman, a Lampung-based stand-up comedian, a suspect for blasphemy after he was accused of making insulting comments about the Prophet Muhammad in a s

October 25, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 25, 2023

Apriadi Gunawan, Jakarta – Medan City Police have arrested a TikTok user in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra, for alleged blasphemy against the Christian faith by posting videos maki

September 21, 2023

ABC News - September 21, 2023

An Indonesian court has sentenced a woman to two years in prison for posting a viral video on TikTok in which she said an Islamic phrase before eating pork.

Reuters - September 21, 2023

Stanley Widianto and Ananda Teresia, Jakarta – An Indonesian court has sentenced a woman to two years in prison for violating the country's blasphemy law after she posted a video on soc

Al Jazeera - September 21, 2023

An Indonesian court has jailed a woman for two years after she was found guilty of breaching the country's blasphemy laws in a TikTok food video she posted in March.

September 20, 2023

Reuters - September 20, 2023

Jakarta – An Indonesian court sentenced a woman to two years in prison this week for violating the country's blasphemy law after she posted a video on social media site TikTok in which

Kompas.com - September 20, 2023

The two year prison sentence handed down against a TikTok influencer who goes by the name Lina Mukherjee, after she was charged with blasphemy over the content of a video in which she a

August 29, 2023

Jakarta Globe - August 29, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Tuesday freedom of expression should not give someone a free pass to discriminate against others based on religion f

August 17, 2023

Jakarta Globe - August 17, 2023

Candra Kurnia, Indramayu – A former longstanding employee of the controversial Muslim organization, Al Zaytun, has come forward to assert that the group is closely associated with a bro

August 12, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - August 12, 2023

Jakarta – The government has once again invoked the blasphemy law as it goes after Panji Gumilang, the founder and principal of the Al Zaytun pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in the

August 5, 2023

Jakarta Globe - August 5, 2023

BeritaSatu, Tangerang – The government is assuming management responsibility for all schools under the Al Zaytun foundation after its founder and leader, Panji Gumilang, was named a bla

August 2, 2023

Tempo.co - August 2, 2023

Eka Yudha Saputra, Adelia Stevina, Jakarta – The National Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (Bareskrim Polri) for General Crimes has officially declared the founder of the Al Z

Fulcrum - August 2, 2023

A'an Suryana – An Islamic boarding school and its principal are embroiled once again in controversy. This time, maybe the public's complaints will bite – but for how long?

August 1, 2023

Jakarta Globe - August 1, 2023

Mita Amalia Hapsari, Jakarta – Panji Gumilang, the founder and leader of Al Zaytun Islamic Boarding School, was named a blasphemy suspect on Tuesday following reports that the school ha

July 21, 2023

Kompas.com - July 21, 2023

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) is advising the public to be careful about forming hasty opinions ahead of a political year, including over the cont

July 5, 2023

Jakarta Globe - July 5, 2023

Vinnilya Huanggrio, Jakarta – New details have emerged in the police investigation into alleged blasphemy at Al Zaytun Islamic Boarding School, led by controversial figure Panji Gumilan

July 4, 2023

CNN Indonesia - July 4, 2023

Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition is urging the national police criminal investigations directorate (Bareskrim) to halt the investigation into the head of the Al Zaytun Islamic boar

UCA News - July 4, 2023

Indonesian advocacy groups have urged the government to amend the country's laws and appealed to the police to halt the enforcement of blasphemy-related articles to stop the abuse of re

June 30, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 30, 2023

Jakarta – Under growing public pressure, the government has launched an investigation into allegations of blasphemy against Al-Zaytun's pesantren (Islamic boarding school), with the Ind

May 19, 2023

Rest of World - May 19, 2023

Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – In a TikTok clip posted on March 9, Indonesian influencer Lina Luftiawati, who uses the stage name Lina Mukherjee, sits in front of a plate o

May 1, 2023

Jakarta Globe - May 1, 2023

BTV, Jakarta – An employee of the National Research and Innovation Agency, of BRIN, was arrested upon arrival at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Sunday evening after he

April 30, 2023

Australian Associated Press - April 30, 2023

An Australian man is facing more than a year in jail after allegedly spitting in the face of an imam at an Indonesian mosque.

February 24, 2023

Jakarta Post - February 24, 2023

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The Medan District Court in North Sumatra sentenced a YouTuber to one year in prison on Thursday for blasphemy against Islam.

December 29, 2022

Jakarta Globe - December 29, 2022

BTV, Jakarta – Former sports minister Roy Suryo was found guilty of spreading hatred and sentenced to nine months in prison by the West Jakarta District Court on Wednesday evening.

December 16, 2022

UCA News - December 16, 2022

Katharina Reny Lestari – Prosecutors in Indonesia have demanded an 18-month jail term and a 300-million-rupiah (US$19,355) fine for a former sports and youth minister accused of insulti

November 25, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - November 25, 2022

A cop in Jakarta may be in trouble for allegedly uttering a derogatory ethnic stereotype remark towards a citizen after the latter did not slip in something extra when filing a lost ite

October 14, 2022

Tempo - October 14, 2022

Hamdan Cholifudin Ismail, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police (Polri) has officially named Bambang Tri Mulyono as a suspect over religious blasphemy and hate speech.

August 12, 2022

Human Rights Watch News Release - August 12, 2022

Andreas Harsono – Indonesia's toxic blasphemy law has claimed another victim, this time a former government minister over a social media post deemed insulting to Buddhists.

August 9, 2022

Kompas.com - August 9, 2022

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFENet) freedom of expression division head Nenden Sekar Arum is of the view that the stupa meme case which has

August 5, 2022

Jakarta Globe - August 5, 2022

Beritasatu, Jakarta – Former Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Roy Suryo was detained by the Jakarta Police on Friday evening, two weeks after he was named a suspect for alleged blasphe

July 4, 2022

June 28, 2022

UCA News - June 28, 2022

Katharina Reny Lestari – Indonesian police have arrested six workers at a popular nightlife chain for allegedly committing blasphemy in an online drink promotion.

Jakarta Post - June 28, 2022

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – The provincial government has shut down all Holywings outlets across the capital after further investigations found violations beyond its alleged blasphemous p

June 26, 2022

Agence France-Presse - June 26, 2022

Jakarta – The Jakarta Police arrested six people on charges of blasphemy over a bar chain's free alcohol promotion for patrons named Mohammad, officials said late on Friday, in a case t

June 25, 2022

Agence France-Presse - June 25, 2022

Jakarta – A popular Indonesian bar chain is being investigated for blasphemy over a free alcohol promotion for patrons named Muhammad, police said Friday, after it sparked uproar in the

June 24, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - June 24, 2022

Holywings has pledged the sternest of sanctions towards its promotions team after the popular chain of nightlife establishments posted a drinks promo containing blasphemous overtones.

June 7, 2022

June 2, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - June 2, 2022

An Indonesian man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for blasphemy towards the Hindu faith, after he was filmed kicking offerings on Mount Semeru in Lumajang, East Java.

May 7, 2022

UCA News - May 7, 2022

Konradus Epa – Police in West Java province of Indonesia have charged a man with blasphemy for trampling on a Quran and hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims.

April 19, 2022

Jakarta Globe - April 19, 2022

Muhammad Aulia, Jakarta – Former Democratic Party executive Ferdinand Hutahaean was found guilty on Tuesday of spreading false information related to his series of tweets including the

February 1, 2022

UCA News - February 1, 2022

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian police have arrested a Muslim politician on hate speech charges for allegedly insulting members of the mostly Christian Dayak ethnic group in Borneo.

January 31, 2022

UCA News - January 31, 2022

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – A top Indonesian general says controversial comments he made about God that enraged Muslim groups were aimed at upholding diversity and defending religious minor

January 13, 2022

UCA News - January 13, 2022

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – An Indonesian court has sentenced a Muslim cleric to five months in prison for committing blasphemy against Christians.

January 11, 2022