Lina Mukherjee, an Indonesian Muslim woman, has been sentenced to two years in jail and fined 250 million Indonesian rupiahs ($25,296) for sharing a TikTok video where she recited an Islamic prayer before trying pork while visiting Bali.
Lina Mukherjee was found guilty of “spreading information aimed at inciting hatred against religious individuals and specific groups.”
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Lina Lutfiawati, an Indonesian woman, was just sentenced to 2 years in prison for posting this video on social media.
She was charged with Blasphemy for saying the word “Bismillah," an Arabic phrase that means “in the name of… pic.twitter.com/43xpVJPekV
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Eating pork is forbidden in Islam, but it’s consumed by many non-Muslims in the country.
Lina Mukherjee, who has a substantial social media following, faced backlash over the video, and religious groups labeled it “blasphemous.”
This case highlights concerns about the rise of religious conservatism in Indonesia and the use of blasphemy laws to suppress freedom of expression.