Urgent Action update: Prison sentence upheld for mosque noise complaint

The High Court has upheld the 18-month prison sentence for Meliana who was convicted of blasphemy after complaining about the loudspeaker volume at a local mosque. Preparation for an appeal to the Supreme Court is underway. Amnesty International considers her a prisoner of conscience who must be immediately and unconditionally released.


Take action.


Please write immediately in English or Bahasa Indonesia, or your own language:

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Meliana and all other individuals who have been convicted of blasphemy;
  • Monitor the cassation appeal process and ensure that court independence and the right to a fair trial are upheld;
  • Repeal or amend all blasphemy provisions set out in laws and regulations which violate the rights to freedom of expression and of thought, conscience and religion.




The Head of Judicial Commission

Dr. Jaja Ahmad Jayus, S.H., M.Hum. Judicial Commission

Jalan Kramat Raya No. 57

Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta

Indonesia 10450

Fax: +62 (0) 213906215

Email:  kyri@komisiyudisial.go.id

Salutation: Dear Mr.


The Chairman of 3rd Commission of Legislative Body

Drs. Kahar Muzakir

House of People’s Representatives

Jalan Jenderal Gatot Subroto, Senayan

Jakarta, Indonesia 10270

Fax: +62 (0) 21 5715566

Email: set_komisi3@dpr.go.id

Salutation: Dear Mr.


And copies to:

Chairperson of the National Human Righs Commission (Komnas HAM)

Mr. Ahmad Taufan Damanik  

National Human Rights Commission

Jalan Latuharhary No. 4B

Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta

Indonesia 10310Email: info@komnasham.go.


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY DR RIZAL SUKMA, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, 30 Great Peter Street, SW1P 2BU, 02074997661, Fax 02074914993, kbri@btconnect.com, www.indonesianembassy.org.uk

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

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