Indonesia: authorities shut down 3 Christian churches
May 07, 2012
In the Indonesian province of Aceh, protests by Muslim militants have led to the closing of three Christians churches: two Catholic and one Protestant.
Authorities in Aceh—where Islamic shari’a law is in force—claimed that the three churches were shut down because they lacked proper building permits. One was a Catholic church which has been in use for nearly 40 years with no previous complaints.