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Indonesia: New administration must end the criminalization of beliefs through oppressive blasphemy laws

Headline Title:  Indonesia: New administration must end oppressive blasphemy laws 21 November 2014 Indonesian authorities have increasingly made use of a range of oppressive blasphemy laws to imprison individuals fortheir beliefs, contributing to an intensifying climate of intolerance in the country, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today.   Prosecuting Beliefs shows that the number of blasphemy convictions skyrocketed during former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s decade in power (2004-2014) compared to previous administrations. Scores of individuals…

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