Amnesty har utfärdat ett upprop att hjälpa de fördrivna shiiterna i Indonesien, en grupp som attackerades av fanatiska wahabiter, som mördade några av dem och bränder hus och egendomar. Shiiterna förflyttades då till ett område, som nu fått se sig lämnad av staten.
Staten har stoppat vatten och matleveranser, och har förvägrat anläggningar för att hjälpa barnen och kvinnorna med sina behov. Amnesty kräver att människorna återförs till sina områden och skyddas, något som staten vägrar, vidare menar Amnesty att man måste förse flyktingarna med vatten och mat.
Att vara shiamuslim, leder till problem. Det skulle inte skada att underlätta för dessa stackare.
There have been increasing levels of harassment, intimidation and attacks against religious minority groups in Indonesia
including Shi’a, Ahmadiyya and Christian communities. These include attacks and burning of homes and places of worship, at
times leading to the displacement of these groups. Those who commit acts of violence against religious minorities are rarely
Amnesty International is particularly concerned that government authorities – as well as the police – are failing to protect these
communities and, in some cases, actively taking part in their persecution. These include attempts by government officials to
force religious minorities, such as Ahmadiyya and Shi’a followers, to denounce their beliefs.
The Shi’a community on Madura island has been intimidated and attacked before. On 29 December 2011, a mob set fire to a
place of worship, a boarding school and to various homes in the vicinity. Police did not take adequate measures to protect the
community and instead of intervening to stop the attack, some recorded it on their phones. Only one person was eventually
charged and sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for the attack.
In July 2012 Tajul Muluk, a religious leader from the East Java Shi’a community, was arrested and sentenced to two years’
imprisonment for blasphemy under Article 156(a) of the Indonesian Criminal Code by the Sampang District Court. His arrest
followed reports that on 1 January 2012, a religious decree (fatwa) was issued by the Sampang branch of the Indonesia Ulema
Council (MUI) related to what was described as Tajul Muluk’s “deviant teachings”. The East Java High Court increased his
sentence to four years in September 2012 upon appeal. Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience and
calls for his immediate and unconditional release.