Sunday, February 18, 2018
   
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

Indonesia 'internet atheist' given jail term

An Indonesian man has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail and fined $10,598 for professing his atheism on the internet, mediahas reported.

Alexander Aan, a West Sumatran civil servant, was sentenced in court on Thursday with blasphemy and violating internet laws.

Aan was arrested earlier this year for posting "There is no God" on the social networking website Facebook.

Prosecutors in the case had demanded a prison sentence of three and a half years but the court handed down only two and a half. Aan's lawyers said they were considering an appeal.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

US: School shooting survivors deman...

Read More

Mexico: Minister helicopter's crash...

Read More

US charges 13 Russians, 3 firms wit...

Read More

Steve Bannon questioned in Russia-T...

Read More

Clean-up begins after major floodin...

Read More

Florida school shooting: Who is Nik...

Read More

Global_News

Senior executives from Israeli telecommunications giant with links to Netanyahu arrested as part of ongoing probe.

Read More

Donation

Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:

Featured_Author

Login






Login reminder Forgot login?

Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Week in Pictures

From snowfall to sunshine

Palestinians hold 'day of rage'