Amnesty International to launch briefing on Indonesia’s repressive blasphemy laws


On Friday 21 November 2014, Amnesty International will launch a new report on Indonesia’s blasphemy laws.

The briefing will show how the past decade has seen a surge in convictions under the blasphemy laws, reflecting a wider growing climate of religious intolerance in the country. The blasphemy laws are often used by local actors as a tool to harass and imprison religious minorities, a practice the government has almost completely failed to tackle.

The briefing will be launched with a press conference in Jakarta, attended by Amnesty International staff and representatives from civil society.

To request and advance copy of the briefing or to RSVP to the press conference, please contact:

Olof Blomqvist, Asia/Pacific Press Officer, in London: + 44 (0) 20 7413 5871, or [email protected].