Document - Indonesia: Amnesty International Press Conference: Violations of Freedom of Religion in Indonesia

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

MEDIA ADVISORY


Date: 5 April 2011

AI Index: ASA 21/009/2011



Amnesty International Press Conference:

Violations of Freedom of Religion in Indonesia



Amnesty International is concerned about violations of freedom of religion and the failure to protect minorities in Indonesia by the government and the police.


There has been an increase in incidents of intimidation and attacks against the Ahmadiyya community and other religious minorities in Indonesia over the last few months.


There has also been an increasing number of local regulations that have been issued in various provinces and districts restricting the Ahmadiyya.


Amnesty International will join Kontras and other civil society groups at a joint press conference to discuss these issues.

Date: 6 April 2011
Time: 14:00-16:00 (Jakarta time)
Venue: Bertempat di Bakoel Koffie, Jl . Cikini No. 25 Menteng Jakarta Pusat

For more information, contact:


Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International Asia-Pacific Programme Director, on 0821 250 80610.


Josef Benedict, Amnesty International Indonesia Campaigner, on 0821 249 77721.



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