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Silencing dissent (And criminalising the mentally ill)

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by danieldemol, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
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    Apr 24, 2011
    Baha'i inspired liberal
    Pakistani man jailed for blasphemous Facebook post

    ‘A Pakistani court Friday sentenced a man to five years jail and hard labour for a blasphemous Facebook post, in what is believed to be one of the first such cases under controversial cybercrime laws.

    Sajid Ali was charged with posting blasphemous and derogatory content against revered Islamic figures on the social network in 2017.‘

    Read more here: au.news.yahoo.com/amphtml/pakistani-man-jailed-blasphemous-facebook-post-093434381--spt.html

    Schizophrenic woman facing prosecution for blasphemy in Indonesia

    Human rights lawyers in Indonesia have accused the state of criminalising the mentally ill, by prosecuting a schizophrenic woman who ran amok inside a mosque.

    The Christian woman has been in custody since June.

    Public interest groups say her case shows how police increasingly bow to religious pressure.

    Source: www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/schizophrenic-indonesian-woman-facing-prosecution-for-blasphemy/11588732
    #1 danieldemol, Oct 19, 2019
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