Rights groups disappointed as Indonesia upholds blasphemy law
Catholic World News - April 22, 2010
In an 8-1 decision, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court upheld the nation’s anti-blasphemy law on April 19. Such laws have been used to persecute Christians alleged to have blasphemed Mohammed.
Human rights and religious freedom advocates criticized the decision. “The blasphemy law criminalizes the peaceful expression of certain religious beliefs,” said a Human Rights Watch official. “It hangs like a Sword of Damocles over the heads of religious minorities and those who practice traditional religions.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our August expenses ($33,297 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!