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Blasphemy & Hate Speech

January 2, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & 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.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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.

December 17, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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.

November 12, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Indonesia at Melbourne - October 8, 2019

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

August 23, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
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

August 20, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Coconuts Jakarta - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Jakarta Globe - August 20, 2019

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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Human Rights Watch Dispatches - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Jakarta Post - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Sydney Morning Herald - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Coconuts Jakarta - 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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Tempo - July 11, 2019

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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Jakarta Post - 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