URGENT ACTION: RELEASE APOLLINARIS DARMAWAN

CONTACT THE INDONESIAN EMBASSY IN YOUR COUNTRY

SMPF Media
Dec 30, 2020 · 2 min read

INDONESIENS AMBASSAD I SVERIGE

Maila 📧: stockholm.kbri@kemlu.go.id
Ring 📞:(46–8) 5455–5880
Twitter: @IndonesiaInSto

EMBASSY OF INDONESIA USA

Address: 2020 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States
Ring 📞:(46–8) 5455–5880
Twitter: @IndonesiainDC

EMBASSY OF INDONESIA USA

Address: 2020 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States
Ring 📞:(46–8) 5455–5880
Twitter: @IndonesiainDC

Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the United Nations

Ambassador: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Dian Triansyah Djani
Email 📧: ptri@indonesiamission-ny.org​​
Social Media: @dtdjani

Contact the Foreign Minister

H.E. Menteri Luar Negeri, Republik Indonesia
Twitter: @Menlu_RI

Example message social media : Dear @[entername], What is Indonesia doing for the 70-year old man — Apollinaris Darmawan- who mobs dragged from his home and police arrested on alleged blasphemy charges? Please #releaseapollinaris

EXAMPLE LETTER

Your Excellency,

I am deeply concerned about the Court sentencing Apollinaris Darmawan to five years in prison. Given Apollinaris 70-years of age, this sentence is virtually a death sentence.

Police arrested Mr. Darmawan in August 2020 after a mob stormed his house and dragged him out into the street, stripping him of his clothes. The mob said they attacked Mr. Darmawan’s house on account of alleged blasphemy. Mr. Darmawan is a Catholic from a Muslim background and has used his social media to discuss religion and what he believes.

Noting that Indonesia is the, “third largest democracy with the world’s largest Muslim population,” and has committed to adhere to the principles of, “religious freedom and tolerance.” Indonesia should lead the way by ensuring the immediate release of Apollinaris Darmawan and the dropping of all charges.

I echo the statement made by the UN Special experts in 2017, that the blasphemy law has no place in a tolerant nation like Indonesia.

In light of the above and the ongoing global pandemic, I urge that you raise these concerns with relevant authorities to ensure the immediate release of 70-year-old Apollinaris Darmawan.

Please do inform us about the developments of Mr. Darawan’s case. We also ask that the government of Indonesia work to repeal the blasphemy law as it has de facto been used to target individuals on account of what they believe or do not believe, and has encouraged mob violence against minority religious groups and individuals for expressing dissenting religious views.

Yours sincerely,

Set My People Free

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