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Indonesia Launches ‘Snitch’ App Targeting Religious Minorities

Expand An Indonesian woman shows a newly launched smartphone application called 'Smart Pakem' of Jakarta's prosecutor office in Jakarta on November 27, 2018. © 2018 Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images Following your own religious beliefs shouldn’t be a crime, but in Indonesia, new technologies are helping authorities identify and potentially prosecute religious minorities who follow “deviant teachings.” On November 22, Bakor Pakem, a body charged with religious oversight in the Indonesia Attorney General’s office, launched an app that allows mobile device users to report individuals suspected of “religious…

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