February 28, 2013

In Religion’s Name

Abuses against Religious Minorities in Indonesia

Key Recommendations
I. Religion and the State since Independence
Post-Independence Debates
Religion under Suharto
Post-Suharto Developments
Religious Diversity in Indonesia
Sunni Muslims and Sunni Groups
Shia Muslims
II. Laws and Institutions that  Facilitate Discrimination and Abuse
The 2000 Constitutional Amendment
The 1965 Blasphemy Law
Decrees on Houses of Worship
1969 Decree on Houses of Worship
2006 Decree on Houses of Worship
2008 Anti-Ahmadiyah Decree
Religious Harmony Bill
Religious Institutions in Indonesia
Ministry of Religious Affairs
Bakor Pakem
Indonesian Ulama Council (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, MUI)
Religious Harmony Forum
III. House of Worship Difficulties,  Discrimination, and Violence
Attacks on Houses of Worship
GKI Yasmin, Bogor
HKBP Filadelfia, Bekasi
From Java to Timor, Closures of Houses of Worship
Attack on Shia Boarding School
Prosecutions under Blasphemy and Conversion Laws
Prosecutions under the 2008 Anti-Ahmadiyah Decree
Harassment of Ahmadiyah School Children
Discriminatory Administrative Policies
IV. State Failure to Protect Religious Minorities from Violence
Police Siding with Islamist Militants
Police Failure to Prevent Violence Despite Warning Signs
Blaming Religious Minorities
Failure to Investigate Violence
Arson Attacks in Sumatra
Judicial System Failures
Recent Attacks on Freedom of Expression
V. Role of the International Community
The United States, European Union, Australia, and Other Trade Partners
and Donors
VI. Recommendations
To the Government of Indonesia
To the President
To the House of Representatives
To the National Police
To the Ministry of Religious Affairs
To the Ministry of Home Affairs
To the United States, European Union Member States, Australia, Japan, and other Concerned Governments
Appendix I
Population in Indonesia by Religion 2010
Appendix II
Number of Houses of Worship in Indonesia 2010