Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Indonesia upholds religious heresy law

A law banning religious blasphemy has been upheld in Indonesia, according to a story in the New York Times on p A8 of the April 20 New York Times, link here.


Indonesia recognizes six religions: Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism. But the law is mainly applied for perceived insults to Islam.

The law provides for up to five years in prison for “heresy.”

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