AAI, CFI and IHEU criticize “World Statesmen Award” for Indonesian President

May 13, 2013

From the Center for Inquiry newsroom:

Atheist Alliance International (AAI), the Center for Inquiry (CFI), and the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) are dismayed that the Appeal of Conscience Foundation has decided to award Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono the World Statesmen Award at its 2013 Special Awards Dinner. Indonesia’s record on human rights and religious freedom is very poor and, as President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono bears a significant degree of responsibility for the situation. We urge the Appeal of Conscience Foundation to re-consider this decision and alter its processes so that a similar mistake is not made in the future.

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