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Indonesia: Prosecuting beliefs: Indonesia's blasphemy laws

, Index number: ASA 21/018/2014

Freedom of religion remains severely restricted in Indonesia, despite guarantees in the country’s Constitution and frequent public commitments by the authorities to promote religious tolerance and pluralism. In this report, Amnesty International highlights how the blasphemy laws are fundamentally incompatible with Indonesia’s obligations under international human rights law, and violate legally binding provisions on freedom of expression, conscience and religion, equality before the law and freedom from discrimination.

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