Fear Over Growing Use of Blasphemy Law in Indonesia
Tightening religious atmosphere spells trouble for freedom of expression
Indonesia’s blasphemy law, passed in the 1960s by then-President Sukarno, is increasingly used to hold the public hostage from speaking freely or expressing their opinions, both online and offline as the religious climate has steadily become more hostile. Several people have been convicted using the law and many others have had to apologize publicly for…
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