Indonesia blasphemy woman endures cramped cell, bad food

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Source: Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A rights group says the Indonesian woman imprisoned for blasphemy after complaining about noise from a mosque is sharing a cramped cell with 16 other women and given “terrible” food.

Human Rights Watch researcher Andreas Harsono said the ethnic Chinese woman, Meiliana, was emotional but tough when he and other supporters visited her in prison in Medan this week.

“She was sobbing when talking to us,” Harsono said Thursday in a statement about the visit. “The cell is about 30 square meters. The food is terrible,” he said.

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