09/14/2018

Urgent Action: 18 Months in Prison for Mosque Noise Complaint (Indonesia: UA 161.18)


Meliana, an ethnic Chinese Buddhist woman, has been convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to 18 months in prison for complaining about the loudspeaker volume at a local mosque. Amnesty International considers her a prisoner of conscience who must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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Meliana, an ethnic Chinese Buddhist woman, has been convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to 18 months in prison for complaining about the loudspeaker volume at a local mosque. Amnesty International considers her a prisoner of conscience who must be immediately and unconditionally released.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Meliana and all other individuals who have been convicted of blasphemy;
  • Ensure that Meliana and her family are given effective protection from violence or threats of violence;
  • Repeal or amend all blasphemy provisions set out in laws and regulations which violate the rights to freedom of expression and of thought, conscience and religion.

Contact these two officials by 10 October, 2018:
Ministry of Law and Human Rights
Minister Yasonna Laoly       

Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav 6-7         
Jakarta Selatan, DKI
Jakarta,
Indonesia 12940   
Fax: +62 (0)21 525 3004
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036

Phone: 202 775 5200
Twitter: @KBRIWashDC @b_bowoleksono
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 161.18.
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