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Atheist Jailed in Indonesia Over Facebook Posts | Care2 Causes

Atheist Jailed in Indonesia Over Facebook Posts | Care2 Causes

An Indonesian man who declared himself to be an atheist on Facebook and posted pictures satirizing Muhammad has been jailed for two and a half years. Reports NY Daily News: A judge found Alexander Aan, 30, of West Sumatra guilty of inciting religious hatred and tarnishing Islam. The 30-year-old was also fined the equivalent of $10,600. Ana was accused of writing ‘God doesn’t exist,’ and posting links to explicit cartons [sic] showing the Prophet Mohammed having sex with a maid, and being sexually attracted to his daughter-in-law. Aan also reportedly started the Facebook group “Ateis Minang,” Minang Atheist. Aan was arrested in January after an angry mob reacting to the Facebook posts stormed his office, where he works as a civil servant, and beat him. Police intervened and took Aan to the police station for his safety, the Jakarta Globe reported. Specifically, Aan was char...

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