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Blasphemy & Hate Speech

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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

January 10, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

UCA News - December 15, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian police charged a Christian man with blasphemy on Dec.

September 29, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

UCA News - 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

UCA News - 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

Tempo - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

UCA News - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Coconuts Bali - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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 Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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 Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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.

Kompas.com - June 9, 2020

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) recorded 38 cases of religious blasphemy between January and May, 2020.

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