Religious Freedom – Indonesia

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VIDEO REPORT: Rising Religious Restrictions in Indonesia (October 2018)

The Office of David Anderson, MP has prepared an update on freedom of religion or belief in Indonesia. Watch the report below:


Jakarta governor Ahok found guilty of blasphemy

By BBC News The outgoing governor of Jakarta has been jailed for two years for blasphemy after judges handed down a sentence that was harsher than expected. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, was accused of insulting Islam by referring ... Full Article

Indonesia’s religious freedom ‘in peril’

A new report paints a bleak picture of religious freedom in Indonesia. Indonesia: Pluralism in Peril, which was launched at the UK Parliament yesterday (Feb. 25), says that in the world’s most populous Muslim nation (251 million, 86% Muslim), ... Full Article

Indonesia urged to tackle religious intolerance

The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) says there has been a steady rise in attacks on Christians, Buddhists and Muslim minorities. Many of these were carried out by Islamist militants, it added. The government says religious harmony is ... Full Article