TV News LIES

Saturday, Feb 17th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights 11 Years in Prison for Posting on an Atheist Website?

11 Years in Prison for Posting on an Atheist Website?

E-mail Print PDF

All over the world, people skeptical of religion face profound mistreatment.

Aan was arrested in a small town in West Sumatra on January 18 after a number of local residents assaulted him at work in an act of self-styled vigilantism. They were reacting to some of his postings on a Facebook page devoted to atheism: a note entitled “the Prophet Muhammad was attracted to his own daughter-in-law”; a comic suggesting the Prophet slept with his wife’s maid; and a status update reading, “If you believe in god, then please show him to me.”

Prosecutors have charged Aan under the Electronic Information and Transaction Law, which prohibits inciting hatred or enmity of a religious group, and under the country’s blasphemy provision, Article 156a, which criminalizes “hostility, hatred or contempt” and “disgracing” of a religion. Article 156a also prohibits attempts to persuade others to leave their religion and embrace atheism.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Second Judge Blocks Trump Decision To End Deportation Relief For Dreamers

Second Judge blocks Trump Decision to end deportation relief for Dreamers A second federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the Deferred Action for...

Trump’s Education Dept Will Reject Transgender Students’ Bathroom Complaints

Trump's Ed. Dept. tp ignoer transgender bathroom complaints The Education Department has told BuzzFeed News it won't investigate or take action on any complaints...

Justice Minister: Israel must safeguard Jewish majority

Israel to retain Jewish majority even at risk of violating human rights Israel must safeguard a Jewish majority even at the expense of human rights, the country's justice...

Trump words hurt fight against human trafficking

Trump helping human traffickingThe U.S. government’s efforts to fight human trafficking are stronger than ever, according to the Justice...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!