11/13/2018

Urgent Action Update: Prison Sentence Upheld for Mosque Noise Complaint (Indonesia: UA 161.18)


The High Court has upheld the 18-month prison sentence for Meliana who was convicted of blasphemy after complaining about the loudspeaker volume at a local mosque. Preparation for an appeal to the Supreme Court is underway. Amnesty International considers her a prisoner of conscience who must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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The High Court has upheld the 18-month prison sentence for Meliana who was convicted of blasphemy after complaining about the loudspeaker volume at a local mosque. Preparation for an appeal to the Supreme Court is underway. 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;
  • Monitor the cassation appeal process and ensure that court independence and the right to a fair trial are upheld;
  • 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 25 December, 2018:

The Head of Judicial Commission
Dr. Jaja Ahmad Jayus, SH, M.Hum.
Judicial Commission

Jalan Kramat Raya No. 57
Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta
Indonesia 10450
Fax: +62 (0) 213906215
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Head of Judicial Commission

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

Phone: 202 775 5200
Twitter: @KBRIWashDC @b_bowoleksono
Facebook: @KBRIWashDC

Instagram: @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 161.18.
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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