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Blasphemy & Hate Speech

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
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.

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

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

July 4, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Jakarta Globe - July 4, 2019

Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – The police's decision to throw blasphemy charges against a mentally ill woman who brought a dog to a mosque in Bogor is merely the latest example of the author

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Coconuts Jakarta - July 4, 2019

President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, whose re-election victory was cemented by the Constitutional Court last week, works hard to maintain his image as a down-to-earth man of the people,

July 3, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Jakarta Post - July 3, 2019

Gisela Swaragita, Jakarta – Two people have been arrested for posting content on social deemed insulting to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

July 2, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Jakarta Post - July 2, 2019

Jakarta – In response to the blasphemy charge against a middle-aged woman identified only as SM who entered a mosque in Bogor, West Java, with a dog on Sunday, the Indonesian Ulema Cou

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Coconuts Jakarta - July 2, 2019

A middle aged Indonesian woman, who has been identified by her initials SM, has been charged with blasphemy for bringing her dog into a mosque in Bogor and setting it loose, despite th

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Jakarta Post - July 2, 2019

Theresia Sufa, Bogor, West Java – The Bogor Police have detained SM, the woman who entered a mosque in Sentul on Sunday with a dog and her shoes on, and charged her with blasphemy.

June 11, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Coconuts Jakarta - June 11, 2019

Celebrity musician, failed politician and Nazi-apparel aficionado Ahmad Dhani was just sentenced to 1.5 years in prison in January for hate speech and today he was found guilty of hate

May 25, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Jakarta Post - May 25, 2019

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – Medan District Court in North Sumatra sentenced on Thursday University of North Sumatra (USU) lecturer Himma Dewiyana Lubis to a year in prison suspended for t

May 16, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Jakarta Post - May 16, 2019

Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have arrested a woman, identified only as IY, for allegedly distributing a video of a man threatening to behead President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

May 12, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Jakarta Post - May 12, 2019

Jakarta – A supporter of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto expressing his intent to behead President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in a video that went viral on Saturday has been reported

News ›› Indonesia ›› Blasphemy & Hate Speech
Jakarta Post - May 12, 2019

Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have arrested a supporter of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto who threatened to behead President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in a video that went viral on