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Indonesia jails woman for blasphemy over TikTok food video

Indonesia jails woman for blasphemy over TikTok food video
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Indonesia jails woman for blasphemy over TikTok food video  Al Jazeera English

Indonesia jails woman for blasphemy over TikTok food video

Indonesian Woman Jailed for Blasphemy in TikTok Food Video

Lina Lutfiawati was given a two year sentence over the video showing her praying before eating crispy pork.

An Indonesian court has sentenced a woman to two years in jail for violating the country’s blasphemy laws through a TikTok food video she posted in March.

The video, which garnered millions of views, featured Lina Lutfiawati reciting a Muslim prayer before consuming crispy pork skin.

Pork is considered “haram” or not permissible under Islamic law.

The court in Palembang, a city in southern Sumatra island, found the 33-year-old guilty of intentionally “spreading information that incites hate or enmity among individuals or groups based on religion.” In addition to the jail term, she was also fined 250 million rupiah ($16,249.59).

Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, identified Lutfiawati, who also goes by the name Lina Mukherjee, as a Muslim.

Lutfiawati publicly apologized for the video and expressed surprise at the verdict.

“I acknowledge my mistake, but I did not expect this punishment,” Lutfiawati said in an interview with the local news station MetroTV.

Blasphemy Cases in Indonesia

This case is the latest in a series of blasphemy cases in Indonesia, mostly targeting individuals accused of insulting Islam. These cases have raised concerns about the country’s reputation for moderation.

In August, the head of an Islamic boarding school faced charges of blasphemy and hate speech for allowing men and women to pray together and women to become preachers.

Last year, six people were arrested on blasphemy charges after a bar chain promoted free beer for customers named Mohammed.

In 2019, Indonesia’s Supreme Court upheld an 18-month jail sentence for an ethnic Chinese Buddhist woman convicted of blasphemy for allegedly complaining about the loudness of a nearby mosque’s loudspeakers.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

These blasphemy cases have raised concerns about the violation of human rights and freedom of expression in Indonesia. They are in direct conflict with several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations:

  1. Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  2. Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  3. Goal 5: Gender Equality
  4. Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  5. Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Usman Hamid, the executive director of Amnesty International Indonesia, criticized the misuse of blasphemy laws to target minority groups and dissenters. He stated that these actions contradict Indonesia’s international obligations to respect and protect freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief, and freedom of opinion and expression.

In a notable case, Jakarta’s former governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok and a Christian, was sentenced to two years in prison in 2017 for blasphemy. The charges against him were widely seen as politically motivated.

The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), a prominent body of Muslim leaders, testified in court that Lutfiawati’s video was blasphemous against Islam, according to the court document.

SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions Target 16.3: Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions Target 16.6: Develop effective, accountable, and transparent institutions at all levels Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions Target 16.10: Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions Target 16.A: Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 5: Gender Equality Target 5.1: End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 5: Gender Equality Target 5.2: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities Target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, or economic or other status Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities Target 10.3: Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies, and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies, and action in this regard Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities Target 10.7: Facilitate orderly, safe, regular, and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies Indicator not mentioned in the article

Analysis

1. Which SDGs are addressed or connected to the issues highlighted in the article?

The SDGs that are addressed or connected to the issues highlighted in the article are SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, SDG 5: Gender Equality, and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities.

2. What specific targets under those SDGs can be identified based on the article’s content?

Based on the article’s content, the specific targets under the identified SDGs are as follows:

– Target 16.3: Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all.

– Target 16.6: Develop effective, accountable, and transparent institutions at all levels.

– Target 16.10: Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements.

– Target 16.A: Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime.

– Target 5.1: End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

– Target 5.2: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.

– Target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, or economic or other status.

– Target 10.3: Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies, and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies, and action in this regard.

– Target 10.7: Facilitate orderly, safe, regular, and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.

3. Are there any indicators mentioned or implied in the article that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets?

No, the article does not mention or imply any specific indicators that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets.

SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions Target 16.3: Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions Target 16.6: Develop effective, accountable, and transparent institutions at all levels Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions Target 16.10: Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions Target 16.A: Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for

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