People from countries that use these kind of repressions and "freedoms" should really be careful with their atheism... Horrible, horrible...
Quote: MUARO SIJUNJUNG, Indonesia — An Indonesian man arrested after writing
"God doesn't exist" on his Facebook page was jailed for 30 months
Thursday for sharing explicit material about the Prophet Mohammed
Alexander Aan, 30, was found guilty of "deliberately
spreading information inciting religious hatred and animosity",
presiding judge Eka Prasetya Budi Dharma told the Muaro Sijunjung
district court in western Sumatra.
Aan started an atheist group on
Facebook on which he shared comic strips of the prophet having sex with
his servant, Dharma said.
He also uploaded three articles on his account, including one describing the prophet being attracted to his daughter-in-law.
the Electronic Information and Transactions law, we sentence him to
prison for a length of two years and six months," Dharma said.
"What he did has caused anxiety to the community and tarnished Islam."
was beaten by an angry mob and arrested by police in his hometown of
Pulau Punjung in western Sumatra in January after posting the material
online and declaring himself an atheist.
The court had earlier
indicted Aan with two other charges -- persuading others to embrace
atheism and blasphemy -- and prosecutors had sought a
three-and-a-half-year jail term for him.
But the court convicted him of the most serious charge and dropped the other two.
arrest sparked outrage among Indonesians and international activists,
who showed their support on his Facebook group and circulated petitions
to have his charges dropped.
Indonesia, the world's largest
Muslim-majority nation, guarantees freedom of religion in its
constitution and the International Covenant on Civil and Political
Rights, but only recognises six faiths: Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism,
Catholicism, Protestantism and Confucianism.
Its courts have in
recent years given light sentences to perpetrators of violent attacks on
Christians and Islamic minority Ahmadis, some of which have been fatal.
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