Protest in support of free expression
Posted on June 18, 2012
I won’t have time for a post today, but I think you’ll understand why:
Earlier this week, an Indonesian court sentenced 30-year-old atheist Alexander Aan to two years and six months in prison for allegedly “spreading information inciting religious hatred and animosity.” Aan was also reportedly fined 100 million rupiah (equivalent to US $10,600).
Aan did nothing more than exercise the most basic of human rights — the liberty to express his beliefs — yet he is now in great danger. Not only has he lost his freedom, but many people in Indonesia are calling for his death.
In support of Aan — and the rights to freedom of belief and expression — the Center for Inquiry is organizing a protest outside the Indonesian embassy in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 18, at 2 p.m. The embassy is located at 2020 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, near the Dupont Circle Metro.
If you can attend, please email Michael De Dora at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us if you can.