Indonesia's Salman Rushdie

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On April 8, 1991, Arswendo Atmowiloto, a young newspaper editor in Jakarta was sentenced to five years in prison. His arrest, trial and conviction on charges of insulting a religion raise questions about the relationship between freedom of expression, religious sensitivity, and political manipulation in an overwhelmingly Muslim society. What constitutes "insulting a religion", an offense under the Indonesian Criminal Code?

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