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Yet Another Victim of Indonesia’s Blasphemy Law

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Entrance to the Borobudur Buddhist temple, built in the 9th century on Java Island, Indonesia. © 2022 Andreas Harsono/Human Rights Watch Indonesia’s toxic blasphemy law has claimed another victim, this time a former government minister over a social media post deemed insulting to Buddhists. The latest case started in June after the Indonesian government announced it would steeply increase the entry fee for the Borobudur temple in central Java. The Buddhist structure is one of Indonesia’s major tourist attractions, drawing more than four million visitors in 2019.…

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