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Blasphemy & Hate Speech

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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