Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The Medan District Court in North Sumatra sentenced a YouTuber to one year in prison on Thursday for blasphemy against Islam.
Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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February 24, 2023
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.
May 24, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – The South Jakarta Metro Police is currently launching an investigation on the viral video in Instagram on an alleged burning of Muslim's Holy Quran.
April 19, 2021
Farouk Arnaz, Markus Junianto Sihaloho, Jakarta – The National Police has vowed to launch a cross-border manhunt to capture Joseph Paul Zhang, an Indonesian national who allegedly cause
April 18, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Islamic organizations in Indonesia have demanded authorities charge and seek the extradition of an exiled Christian YouTuber for blasphemy over posts uploaded on
February 26, 2021
The district attorney in Pematangsiantar, North Sumatra has ceased investigation into four male health workers who had been accused of blasphemy after they allegedly violated Islamic cu
February 24, 2021
February 22, 2021
A man in Serdang Bedagai, West Sumatra was arrested for allegedly posting blasphemous content online, which police say was uploaded due to his frustration over getting dumped in the nam
December 4, 2020
Indonesia's National Police have arrested a man believed to be behind one of the hugely controversial viral videos showing the Islamic sacred adhan (call to prayer) being modified to in
November 3, 2020
Hundreds of people in Bali today took to the streets to protest against Arya Wedakarna (AWK), a member of the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) who has been accused of insulting Hi
October 28, 2020
Dian Septiari, Jakarta – Vice President Ma'ruf Amin has expressed concern over the perpetuation of an Islamophobic narrative that challenges the promotion of moderate Islam, a spokesman
October 27, 2020
Islamic groups in Indonesia are calling for the government to publicly condemn French President Emmanuel Macron after the latter's controversial statement unleashed a backlash from Musl
October 26, 2020
Jakarta – Police have arrested Muslim preacher Sugi Nur Raharja, better known as Gus Nur, and named him as a suspect of a hate speech case for allegedly insulting the Nahdlatul Ulama (N
October 14, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – Judges at the Simalungun District Court in North Sumatra have sentenced Gernal Luncu Nainggolan to one year in prison after he was found guilty of insulting Pro
October 10, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The Medan District Court has declared Rahmad Hidayat, a YouTuber from Medan, North Sumatra, guilty of insulting Aisyah, the wife of Prophet Muhammad, in a viral
October 6, 2020
Police in Bandung have arrested a man over an alleged blasphemous TikTok video, in which the suspect allegedly mocked a mosque in the West Java capital.
October 1, 2020
Jakarta – An 18-year-old from Tangerang, Banten, has been named a suspect by the Tangerang Police for allegedly vandalizing a mushola (Muslim prayer room).
September 29, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – A panel of judges at the Medan District Court in North Sumatra has sentenced a 44-year-old man to 18 months' imprisonment after declaring him guilty of blasphem
August 5, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – A panel of judges at the Medan District Court in North Sumatra has handed down a three-year imprisonment for a 44-year-old man after finding him guilty of blas
June 10, 2020
Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – A report conducted by the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has revealed that accusations of blasphemy are still rampant amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 9, 2020
Tara Marchelin, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation, or YLBHI, said they had discovered 38 blasphemy cases in Indonesia from January to May.
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) recorded 38 cases of religious blasphemy between January and May, 2020.
May 19, 2020
Habib Bahar bin Smith, a firebrand cleric who was sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting minors in 2019, has been sent back to prison briefly after he was released on probat