Blasphemy

The sad case of human rights in ASEAN

Human rights are fundamental to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, or religion. However, due to the diverse cultures and varying political structures in Southeast Asia, tackling human rights issues remains a major hurdle for the region.

21 April 2019
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Jakarta ex-governor freed from prison

Jakarta's former governor was released from prison Thursday, nearly two years after his blasphemy conviction fanned fears of religious intolerance in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.Basuki Tjahaja Purnama – the Indonesian capital's first non-Muslim governor in half a century and its first ethnic Chinese leader – left a prison outside the capital after dawn.Supporters of the Christian ex-governor, who is popularly known as Ahok, gathered outside the prison, chanting a

25 January 2019
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