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Blasphemy & Hate Speech

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May 19, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

May 2, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 2, 2020

Jakarta – The congregation body of the Ar-Rahmah mosque in Ujung district of Parepare city, South Sulawesi, reported district head Ulfa Lanto to the police for blasphemy after he had d

April 24, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - April 24, 2020

A man from Surabaya, East Java has been charged with blasphemy for altering the lyrics to an Islamic song and mocking its message in the process, local police say.

March 19, 2020

Jakarta Post - March 19, 2020

Jakarta – The Semarang Legal Aid Institution (LBH Semarang) has questioned the Central Java Police's detention and naming as a suspect a student of Surakarta Muhammadiyah University (U

February 14, 2020

Jakarta Post - February 14, 2020

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan, North Sumatra – The police in Medan, North Sumatra, have arrested a man for allegedly ripping a page from the Quran after stealing it from Al-Mahsum Mosque in t

February 5, 2020

Jakarta Post - February 5, 2020

Theresia Sufa, Bogor – Suzethe Margareth, a schizophrenic woman who was charged with blasphemy last year, walked free on Wednesday after a panel of the judges at the Cibinong District

Coconuts Jakarta - February 5, 2020

An Indonesian woman who caused a huge controversy by bringing a dog into a mosque last year was found guilty of blasphemy in court today, though she has been acquitted due to her menta

January 24, 2020

Jakarta Post - January 24, 2020

Jakarta – The Jakarta Police on Wednesday named an East Jakarta resident a suspect of hate speech after he threatened to expel "the Chinese" from the neighborhood.

January 2, 2020

Jakarta Globe - January 2, 2020

Beritasatu, Jakarta – Buni Yani, the man who played a key role in the blasphemy allegation that led to the criminal conviction of former Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama,

December 30, 2019

Jakarta Post - December 30, 2019

Jakarta – Musician and politician Ahmad Dhani Prasetyo walked free from Cipinang Prison in East Jakarta on Monday after serving 11 months behind bars for hate speech.

Jakarta Globe - December 30, 2019

Beritasatu, Jakarta – Feisty rocker-cum-musician Ahmad Dhani was freed from Cipinang Prison in East Jakarta on Monday after completing a one-year jail term for hate speech.

December 17, 2019

Jakarta Post - December 17, 2019

Theresia Sufa, Bogor, West Java – Prosecutors at the Cibinong District Court in Bogor, West Java, have demanded eight months of imprisonment for Suzethe Margaret, a woman charged with

December 6, 2019

Jakarta Post - December 6, 2019

Jakarta – Islamic preacher Jafar Shodik has been named a suspect of defamation by the police after a video showing him insulting Vice President Ma'ruf Amin by calling the latter a "pig

December 4, 2019

Jakarta Post - December 4, 2019

Jakarta – The Tana Toraja Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI) in South Sulawesi has issued a fatwa declaring a local organization led by a man named Paruru Daeng Tau, who claims to be the fi

December 2, 2019

Tempo - December 2, 2019

Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – The head of the 212 alumni brotherhood or PA 212, Slamet Maarif, said he had studied the context and content of the speech delivered by Sukmawati Soekarnoputri c

November 19, 2019

Tempo - November 19, 2019

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) opined Sukmawati Soekarnoputri had offended the feelings of the Muslim community for comparing Prophet Muhammad with Soekarn

November 18, 2019

Jakarta Post - November 18, 2019

Jakarta – Sukmawati Soekarnoputri, the daughter of Indonesia's first president Sukarno, has been accused of blasphemy after purportedly comparing her father to Prophet Muhammad.

Tempo - November 18, 2019

M Yusuf Manurung, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) deputy Amirsyah Tambunan gave an official response to the supposed blasphemy by Diah Mutiara Sukmawati Soekarnoputri who

November 12, 2019

Jakarta Post - November 12, 2019

Jakarta – A resident of Garut, West Java, was detained by the police on Saturday in relation to a mobile game application that contained insults to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.

November 8, 2019

Jakarta Globe - November 8, 2019

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The East Java High Court has commuted musician Ahmad Dhani Prasetyo's prison sentence for violating Indonesia's draconian internet law to a six-month probati

October 31, 2019

Human Rights Watch Dispatches - October 31, 2019

Indonesia is set to expand its abusive blasphemy laws as part of an overhaul of the country's Criminal Code.

October 11, 2019

Human Rights Watch Dispatches - October 11, 2019

Andreas Harsono – An Indonesian woman with a psychosocial disability faces up to five years in prison for an altercation at a mosque, the latest victim of Indonesia's toxic "blasphemy"

October 8, 2019

Indonesia at Melbourne - October 8, 2019

Indonesia's notorious Blasphemy Law looks set to claim another victim.

August 23, 2019

Jakarta Post - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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