December 16, 2013
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME
Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-155-2013
16 December 2013
INDONESIA: Intimidation of Ahmadis escalates in Singkut, Jambi
ISSUES: Freedom of religion; minorities; non-state actors
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding intimidation by hundreds of villagers together with members of an intolerant group against the Ahmadi congregation in Singkut, Jambi. It was reported that the intimidation is a continuation of previous threats against two Ahmadi families that took place last month, which resulted in the relocation of these families outside their village.
According to Padang Legal Aid Institute (LBH Padang) and Ahmad Ilyas from the Indonesian Ahmadi Congregation (JAI), some 250-300 villagers and members of the Indonesian Islamic Student Association (Persatuan Mahasiswa Islam Indonesia, PMII) Sorolangun conducted a ‘protest’ at the office of JAI Singkut at 10:30 a.m. on 4 December 2013. Among other things, they demanded that the Ahmadis leave Singkut, take down their organisation’s sign board, and embrace the ‘real’ teachings of Islam.
A negotiation between the leader of Ahmadi Singkut and the …continue reading @ humanrights.asia
Categories: Ahmadiyyat: True Islam, Asia, Indonesia, Islam
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