In what Amnesty International describes as „a serious setback for freedom of expression in Indonesia,“ Alexander Aan has been imprisoned for 30 months for posting „God doesn’t exist“ on Facebook, along with some „offensive“ cartoons. Again with the cartoons! He was also fined an amount exceeding double Indonesia’s average annual salary.
Alexander Aan is a pacifist, a government servant, and an atheist. He was beaten by a mob, arrested, beaten again in prison by Muslim inmates, and now sentenced and fined. It’s a fair bet that once released — if he survives prison — another mob will come after him for „justice.“