Indonesia's notorious Blasphemy Law looks set to claim another victim.
Blasphemy & Hate Speech
October 8, 2019
August 23, 2019
Fadli, Batam – The Tanjungpinang Police have named Bobby Jayanto, the chairman of NasDem Tanjungpinang branch in Riau as a suspect of a "racist" speech.
August 21, 2019
A recently resurfaced video clip of statements made by Ustad Abdul Somad (known as UAS for short), in which the hugely popular preacher talks about Christian crosses containing "infide
August 20, 2019
One of Indonesia's most popular Islamic preachers, Ustad Abdul Somad (often referred to as UAS for short), has been reported to the police by multiple groups over a video that went vir
Farouk Arnaz & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The police have begun to look into blasphemy charges against Islamic cleric Abdul Somad, who has been accused of insulting the Christian symbol
July 18, 2019
Andreas Harsono – Indonesian police last week senselessly detained and charged a woman with a mental health condition with blasphemy after she entered a mosque in Bogor, a Jakarta subu
July 13, 2019
Jakarta – The police have detained and named teacher Asteria Fitriani for allegedly spreading hate-induced fake news in her post on Facebook in which she allegedly urged people not to
July 12, 2019
James Massola and Aisyah Llewellyn, Jakarta – Nurdin, 38, was resting on the back porch of the Jami Al-Munawaroh Mosque in Sentul City, Bogor, when he heard the sounds of an altercatio
July 11, 2019
It has been close to two weeks since a woman, identified by police by her initials SM, was arrested on charges of blasphemy for bringing her dog into and causing a scene at a mosque in
Imam Hamdi, Jakarta – Jakarta Legal Aid (LBH Jakarta) urged the police to stop the investigation and detention of woman SM who brought a dog to Al Munawaroh Mosque, Sentul, Bogor.
July 9, 2019
Asip Hasani, Blitar – The Blitar Police have charged a local woman with defamation and hate speech after she referred to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as "pharaoh" in an image that ha
July 4, 2019
Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – The police's decision to throw blasphemy charges against a mentally ill woman who brought a dog to a mosque in Bogor is merely the latest example of the author
President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, whose re-election victory was cemented by the Constitutional Court last week, works hard to maintain his image as a down-to-earth man of the people,
July 3, 2019
Gisela Swaragita, Jakarta – Two people have been arrested for posting content on social deemed insulting to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.
July 2, 2019
Theresia Sufa, Bogor, West Java – The Bogor Police have detained SM, the woman who entered a mosque in Sentul on Sunday with a dog and her shoes on, and charged her with blasphemy.
Jakarta – In response to the blasphemy charge against a middle-aged woman identified only as SM who entered a mosque in Bogor, West Java, with a dog on Sunday, the Indonesian Ulema Cou
A middle aged Indonesian woman, who has been identified by her initials SM, has been charged with blasphemy for bringing her dog into a mosque in Bogor and setting it loose, despite th
June 11, 2019
Celebrity musician, failed politician and Nazi-apparel aficionado Ahmad Dhani was just sentenced to 1.5 years in prison in January for hate speech and today he was found guilty of hate
May 25, 2019
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – Medan District Court in North Sumatra sentenced on Thursday University of North Sumatra (USU) lecturer Himma Dewiyana Lubis to a year in prison suspended for t
May 16, 2019
Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have arrested a woman, identified only as IY, for allegedly distributing a video of a man threatening to behead President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.
May 12, 2019
Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have arrested a supporter of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto who threatened to behead President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in a video that went viral on
Jakarta – A supporter of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto expressing his intent to behead President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in a video that went viral on Saturday has been reported
May 6, 2019
A video from 2017 featuring comedian and TV host Andre Taulany has triggered outrage that could lead to Indonesia's highest-profile blasphemy case since that of former Jakarta Governor
April 26, 2019
Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – Police summoned lawyer-turned-politician Eggi Sudjana for questioning on Friday over his "people power" threats, which had gone viral on social media and me
April 24, 2019
Jakarta – Prosecutors have asked the Surabaya District Court to sentence musician Ahmad Dhani to one and a half years' imprisonment for calling his political rivals "idiots" in a vlog