Indonesian Blasphemy Law Used to Suppress Free Religion and Speech

The Indonesian Supreme Court just upheld a controversial blasphemy law, reports the New York Times.

This law has been used in many ways to suppress religious views. In a recent Washington Post blog, Tad Stahnke describes some of the patterns of abuse led by governments using blasphemy laws to curtail citizens’ freedom of religion and speech.

Tad points how President Obama can combat this trend that goes beyond Indonesia.


Published on April 20, 2010


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