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Blasphemy & Hate Speech

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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

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.

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.

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