Criminal (In)Justice in Indonesia: The Cikeusik Trials
Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 54-56, 2012
3 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2012
Date Written: Marc 2012
This article examines the recent court trials of the twelve men who were implicated in the brutal killing of three Ahmadis, and of injuring several others, in a demonstration against Ahmadiyah in Cikeusik in 2011. It calls into question the integrity of the criminal justice system, and argues that the government must take a firm stance against the perpetrators of vigilante violence by ensuring fair and impartial trials in criminal cases concerning religious intolerance, rather than criminalising the activities of religious minorities.
Keywords: law and religion, Indonesia, Ahmadiyah
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