Indonesia: Local Ahmadiyya Muslim Community barred from using their mosque – Amnesty International

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Indonesia: Local Ahmadiyya Muslim Community barred from using their mosque - Amnesty International

Indonesia: Local Ahmadiyya Muslim Community barred from using their mosque

Responding to authorities in West Java issuing a decree banning a local Ahmadiyya community from using their mosque, Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid said:

“The decision to block this Ahmadiyya community from using their mosque was made on discriminatory grounds and without any consultation. It’s just the last example of the authorities in Indonesia targeting Ahmadis purely for their religious beliefs.

“This local decree should be withdrawn immediately, and the community allowed to worship in their mosque as they please.

“Claiming this ban was designed to prevent further unrest is a shocking derogation of the authorities’ responsibility. It’s also against the law and in violation of Indonesia’s human rights obligations. The government’s job is to keep everyone safe, including the Ahmadis.

The authorities must stop this culture of discrimination and encourage all people to practice their faith freely.”

Background

On 4 April 2020, local authorities of Tasikmalaya, West Java, including public prosecutors, the police and the military visited the Ahmadiyya community in… read more at source.

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