October 28, 2015

Indonesia: Halt the Destruction of Places of Worship (UA 244/15)




Local authorities in Aceh province have increased religious tensions by tearing down seven churches. A mob had already destroyed one church, leaving one person dead.
1) Please write immediately in English, Bahasa Indonesia or your own language:
  • Urging the Indonesian authorities to halt the destruction of places of worship in Aceh Singkil immediately;
  • Calling on them to order thorough, independent and impartial investigations into the attacks in Aceh Singkil and bring those responsible to justice in accordance with international fair trial standards;
  • Urging them to ensure that all religious minorities are able to practice their faith free from fear of intimidation and attack;
  • Urging them to review or repeal national and local laws that discriminate against religious minorities or otherwise violate their right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 244/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.