Sign the petition by Aug 16: tell Obama to Insist Indonesia to free Alexander Aan for being an atheist

There is a petition out for signatures for the Obama administration to publicly call for Indonesia to respect the basic human right of free expression. The petition must have 25000 signatures before August 16.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/call-upon-indonesian-gove...

Please go and sign!

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Ok will do!

Call upon the Indonesian government to respect the freedom and dignity of all its citizens and to free Alexander Aan.

Earlier this year, Indonesian civil servant Alexander Aan posted on Facebook that he doubted the existence of God. He was then attacked and beaten by an angry mob, and arrested for blasphemy.

On June 14, Aan was convicted of “disseminating information aimed at inciting religious hatred or hostility,” sentenced to 30 months in prison, and saddled with a large fine. Now many Indonesians are calling for his death.

By punishing Aan, Indonesia is violating its obligations to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which guarantees every person the rights to freedom of belief and expression. We petition the Obama administration to call upon the Indonesian government to immediately release Alexander Aan and improve its protections for religious dissidents and nonbelievers.

Done!

Thanks for posting the petition text. Please sign and let us know here that you did, so this thread will show up in the current discussion list. And spread the word. This is an opportunity to have world recognition for the free voice of all people, including atheists. It is a statement against the bigotry of religions, and coming from the president of the United States sends a message to our religion-drunken US populous.
Less keep the momentum going!

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