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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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    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
     
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  2. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
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    Prosecutors demand 8 months for schizophrenic Indonesian woman accused of blasphemy

    ‘Prosecutors at the Cibinong District Court in Bogor, West Java, have demanded eight months of imprisonment for Suzethe Margaret, a woman charged with blasphemy for entering a mosque wearing shoes and carrying her dog.

    During a hearing on Tuesday, prosecutor Haris Mahardhika told the court that Suzethe had violated Article 156a of the Criminal Code on blasphemy and demanded that the suspect be found guilty of actions considered blasphemous against a certain religion.’

    Read more here: Prosecutors demand 8 months for schizophrenic Indonesian woman accused of blasphemy
     
  3. dybmh

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    Prosecutors demanded it; what did the Defense attorneys say? Has there been a verdict? Sounds like a frivolous lawsuit, and it's not that different from frivolous lawsuits in the US?
     
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    Have there been any updates on this? Maybe these cases were dismissed?
     
  5. danieldemol

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    If you read the first post it is saying Sajid Ali was sentenced IOW the case was never dismissed.

    post #2 it is an update to the case of (I believe) the same Indonesian woman earlier charged, informing us of the demands of prosecutors, IOW it has not been dismissed so far
     
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    OK. I stand corrected... thanks.
     
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    Saint Frankenstein Before there was love, there was silence
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