May 11, 2017

Urgent Action: Blasphemy Conviction Demonstrates Intolerance (Indonesia: UA 106.17)


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Christian Jakarta Governor, ‘Ahok’, was sentenced to two years imprisonment on 9 May 2017. Convicted of blasphemy against Islam, Amnesty International considers him to be 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 Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and all other individuals who have been convicted of blasphemy;
  • Repeal or amend all blasphemy provisions set out in laws and regulations which violate the rights to freedom of expression and thought, conscience and religion;
  • Take steps to ensure that judges and prosecutors are informed of Indonesia’s human rights obligations and the need for the interpretation and application of national law to be consistent with them.
Contact these two officials by 22 June, 2017:
Chief of the High Court of Jakarta
Justice Dr. H. Muh. Daming Sunusi, SH., M.Hum.
The High Court of Jakarta
Jl. Let.Jend. Suprato, Cempaka Putih,
Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
10510
Fax: +62 (0)21 4253069 or 4254257
Salutation: Dear Justice
Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
T: 202.775.5200
Twitter: @KBRIWashDC
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 106.17
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