Indonesian Editor Accused Of Blasphemy Over Islamic State Cartoon

December 12, 2014 1:49 PM

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Jakarta: The Chief Editor of a leading English-language newspaper in Muslim-majority Indonesia has been named a suspect in a blasphemy case after the publication of a cartoon about the Islamic State group, the police said today.

The Jakarta Post's Meidyatama Suryodiningrat could be jailed for up to five years if found guilty, and is the latest person to face action under the country's tough blasphemy laws that have been criticized by rights groups as overly harsh and outdated.

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