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Indonesia Ruling Lifts Blasphemy Prosecution Threat to Religious Minorities

Expand Members of Indonesia's religious minorities, including native faith believers, celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day outside the State Palace, August 2016. Many of the slogans on the banners they carry advocate for and promote religious tolerance. © 2016 Andreas Harsono/Human Rights Watch Indonesia’s beleaguered religious minority groups got some rare good news today. The Constitutional Court ruled that the Population Administration Law’s prohibition on adherents of native faiths from listing their religion on official identification cards is unconstitutional. The ruling will help…

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