Ahmadiyah Witnesses Protest Oath-Taking Imposed by Judge

The Jakarta Globe:
Five members of the Ahmadiyah community on Tuesday said they would report a judge of the Bandung District Court to the Judicial Commission for refusing to allow them to take their oaths in the Islamic fashion, a report said.

Speaking at a press conference held at the Bandung office of the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (LBH), the five witnesses said Judge Sinung Hermawan had discriminated against them by ordering that they take their oath under non-Islamic rites, the Tempo Interaktif website said.

“The judge acted discriminatively against us,” said Yora Setiawan, one of the witnesses, according to Tempo Interaktif.

Yora and the four other Ahmadi witnesses — Rohman Musa, Irfan Yanuryana, Erwin Yanuryana and Hendar — were testifying at the Bandung court on Jan. 10 and 15 in a case concerning the attack and vandalization of the An-Nasir Mosque, an Ahmadi place of worship in Tasikmalaya, West Java, on Oct. 25 by members of the hard-line Islamic Defenders Front (FPI).

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