The inconsistent standard embedded in Indonesia’s legal system is self-evident.
Freedom of religion has been under threat for many years in Indonesia
The government of the Republic of Indonesia expects the Catholic Church to promote religious moderation.
Pastor Abraham was sentenced to four years for religious defamation and a fine equivalent to USD $3,565 in May 2018.
Under the same blasphemy law, a Christian YouTuber converted from Islam faces up to ten years in prison.
The prosecutor claims the man "deliberately disseminated false information" in order to "cause unrest in the country"
Christians are often stgmatised for their faith in Indonesia.
Hutahaean has joined the list of other Christians recently arrested and detained for insulting Islam on social media.
Discrimination against Christians remains widespread across this region of Asia