Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Indonesian Editor on Trial for Online Mohammed cartoons

We read:

"Teguh Santosa, editor of the online version of daily Rakyat Merdeka, is accused of religious defamation under the Indonesian penal code and risks five years in jail. The International Federation of Journalists has described the trial as an affront to press freedom.


His crime was to publish three of the famous Danish Mohammed cartoons. It was a pretty bold thing to do in a Muslim country but the Indonesian version of Islam is much more tolerant than most. Not tolerant enough, however, it would seem.

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