Indonesia Archive

Ahmadis to drop further legal proceedings in Cikeusik killings

NATIONALThu, 08/18/2011 8:00 AM The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The Indonesian Ahmadiyah Congregration (JAI) says it will not seek further legal action against the hard-liners given lenient sentences for instigating...

Fostering Intolerance: Indonesian Laws Fuel Violence against Religious Minorities

8-17-2011 By Quinn O’Keefe Senior Associate, Human Rights Defenders When the Indonesian government says it is tolerant of religious minorities, don’t believe it. It is the government’s laws and...

Indonesia sentencing sets dangerous precedent

16th August 2011 PRESS RELEASE Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat condemns unjust imprisonment of Ahmadi Muslim in Indonesia The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat condemns in the very strongest terms the sentencing of...

Curious Justice in Banten

OPINION A. Lin Neumann | August 16, 2011 People in Medan protesting against violence in the name of religion and urging the government to act against those behind the...

Indonesia: new mob attack on Ahmadi minority condemned amid sentencing controversy

News & Events Posted: 16 August 2011 The Indonesian authorities must act to halt attacks on the country’s Ahmadi minority, Amnesty International said today, after a radical Islamist group...

Yudhoyono says Indonesia is tolerant nation

By Agence France-Presse, Updated: 8/16/2011 President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday defended Indonesia’s reputation for pluralism, as his government faces growing criticism over its failure to respond to a...

Indonesia’s FPI Leader Detained

Abdurrahman was detained at the police station for investigation process. Senin, 15 Agustus 2011, 16:35 WIBAries Setiawan VIVAnews — The Makassar District Police named Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader,...

FPI Attacks Ahmadiyah Complex and Restaurants

HOME Rahmat | August 15, 2011 Video footage courtesy: Metro TV News Makassar. Police in the South Sulawesi capital have named the head of the armed wing of the...

Indonesia jails man who fought off mob attackers

News > Asia Published: 15/08/2011 at 03:32 PM A video grab shows villagers attacking members of the minority Ahmadiyah Islamic sect in Pandeglang, Banten province, on February 6, 2011....

Indonesia Ahmadiyah attack: Outrage over victim jailing

15 August 2011 Last updated at 09:07 GMT Deden Sudjana, who was injured by a machete in the attack, said the verdict was embarrassing Rights groups have expressed outrage...

Indonesia Ahmadi attack victim jailed for 6 months

BREAKING NEWS Home > Breaking News > SE Asia > Story Aug 15, 2011 JAKARTA (AP) — An Indonesian man wounded when Muslim hard-liners attacked members of his minority...

Ahmadi Victim of Cikeusik Attack Jailed for 6 Months

NEWS Heru Andriyanto | August 15, 2011 Serang, Banten. An Ahmadiyah member lashed out at the court that sentenced him to six months in jail on Monday for a...

Senior Ahmadi Leader Sentenced to 6 Months Imprisonment

NEWS Heru Andriyanto | August 15, 2011 Deden Sudjana, a member of the minority sect Ahmadiyah, consults with his lawyers at the Serang District Court on Monday. Deden is...

Victim of Indonesian mob attack sent to jail

August 15, 2011 By ALI KOTARUMALOS, Associated Press Member of Ahmadiyah sect Deden Sudjana, sits on the defendant’s chair during his trial at a district court in Serang, Banten,...

‘Hero’? No shame for religious killings in small town

Once the preserve of hard-line preachers, hatred toward Muslim sect now appears to be spreading among pockets of ordinary Indonesians Dani bin Misra was a member of the frenzied...

Ahmadi defendant to hear verdict next week

NATIONAL Tue, 08/09/2011 9:12 PM The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Deden Darmawan Sudjana, a defendant in the case of a deadly mob attack on three followers of Ahmadiyah in Cikeusik,...

Setara Accuses Police, Courts of Engineering Ahmadiyah Verdicts

NEWS Elisabeth Oktofani | August 09, 2011 The lenient sentences handed down to the killers of three Ahmadiyah followers were the result of “manipulated” legal proceedings, which began when...

Activists: Indonesia Hands Down Uneven, Unpredictable Justice

Asia Solenn Honorine | Jakarta August 08, 2011 Photo: Reuters A group of Indonesian Muslims accused of attacking Ahmadiyah followers wait in a cell at a court room in...

Accepting Others Is Indonesia’s Homework

OPINION Nicholaus Prasetya | August 08, 2011 A police talks with three defendants of Ahmadiyah attack in Cikeusik during the first trial at Serang District Court, Banten, April 26,...

Pluralism, Tolerance in Indonesia Under Growing Threat

HOME Zubaidah Nazeer-Straits Times Indonesia | August 06, 2011 Groups like Nahdlatul Ulama (above) and Muhammadiyah are being squeezed out by the raucous voices of radical organisations such as...

Mock trial that leads to injustice

OPINIONSat, 08/06/2011 7:00 AM Nurkholis Hidayat, Jakarta The Serang District Court in Banten recently cleared 12 defendants of the primary charge of inciting hatred and mob violence, but found...

Foreign Minister Defends Indonesian Judiciary in the Wake of Ahmadiyah Verdicts

NEWS August 05, 2011 Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa on Friday defended the country’s judicial system after a court sentenced Muslim radicals to a few months in jail for killing...

British MP’s Call Indonesia to Uphold Human Rights

NEWS Jakarta Globe | August 05, 2011 Ujang, a defendant in the Feb.6 attack on Ahmadiyah followers in Cikeusik, jokes with supporters as codefendants greet and receive encouragement from...

The menace of incitement

OPINIONFri, 08/05/2011 8:00 AM Harison Citrawan, Jakarta Certainly, the tragedy that occurred in Cikeusik, Banten, last February remains very clear in our memory. A circulating video recording of the...

Lenient sentences in Ahmadi case perpetuates impunity: Forum-Asia

NATIONALWed, 08/03/2011 7:01 PM Irawaty Wardany, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The lenient sentences of 12 men involved in a brutal attack against members of Ahmadiyah sect in Banten perpetuates...