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
Blasphemy & Hate Speech
October 25, 2023
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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 – 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Katharina Reny Lestari – Indonesian police have arrested six workers at a popular nightlife chain for allegedly committing blasphemy in an online drink promotion.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – An Indonesian court has sentenced a Muslim cleric to five months in prison for committing blasphemy against Christians.
January 11, 2022
January 10, 2022
Authorities in East Java are searching for a man who was caught on film tossing and kicking offerings baskets that were placed on Mount Semeru in Lumajang.
December 15, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian police charged a Christian man with blasphemy on Dec.
September 29, 2021
Police general/corruption convict Napoleon Bonaparte may be looking at an additional 5-year sentence for assaulting a fellow inmate with his own poo.
September 20, 2021
Antara & Fana F Suparman, Jakarta – The Criminal Investigation Agency, or Bareskrim, confirmed over the weekend that jailed policeman Napoleon Bonaparte had assaulted Muhammad "Kace
August 27, 2021
Katharina R. Lestari, Jakarta – Indonesian police have arrested and charged a Muslim cleric with blasphemy for allegedly insulting Christians.
August 25, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian police have arrested a Christian YouTuber after a series of complaints were filed by Muslims accusing him of blasphemy.