Protest in Support of Jailed Indonesian Atheist Alexander Aan
- Monday, June 18th 2012 at 2:00 pm
- Monday, June 18th 2012 at 4:00 pm
- Indonesian Embassy, 2020 Massachusetts Ave NW (Dupont Circle Metro), Washington, DC
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.
If you can attend, please email Michael De Dora at mdedora[at]centerforinquirynet