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Indonesian Woman Tried for Blasphemy Over Mosque Incident

Expand Thousands people from various Islamic organizations marched to the Jakarta Governor Office in October, 2016. Blasphemy laws are now being used as a political tool in Indonesia.   An Indonesian woman with a psychosocial disability faces up to five years in prison for an altercation at a mosque, the latest victim of Indonesia’s toxic “blasphemy” law. This week, witnesses testified in court that defendant Suzethe Margaret, a Christian woman living in Bogor, a Jakarta suburb, brought a small dog into a neighborhood mosque, looking for her husband. Margaret accused the mosque of converting…

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