05/07/2018

Urgent Action: Five Years Imprisonment and Fine for Facebook Post (Indonesia: UA 86.18)


Alnoldy Bahari has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for Facebook posts deemed to be insulting of Islam and for allegedly spreading ‘hate speech’ under the country’s repressive Electronic Information and Transaction Law. Having only peacefully expressed his right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, Alnoldy Bahari is a prisoner of conscience and must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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Alnoldy Bahari has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for Facebook posts deemed to be insulting of Islam and for allegedly spreading ‘hate speech’ under the country’s repressive Electronic Information and Transaction Law. Having only peacefully expressed his right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, Alnoldy Bahari is a prisoner of conscience and must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Alnoldy Bahari and all other individuals who have been solely detained for peacefully exercising their human rights;
  • 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;
  • Ensure that judges and prosecutors are aware of Indonesia’s international human rights obligations and the need for the application of national law to be consistent with them.

Contact these two officials by 18 June, 2018:

Ministry of Law and Human Rights
Minister Yasonna Laoly
Ministry of Law and Human Rights
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
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 86.18
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