Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 | 13:44 WIB
Charges Against Atheist Criticized
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Deputy Chairman of Setara Institute, Bonar Tigor Naipospos, stated that every Indonesian citizen is free to adhere to any religion in line with his belief. Setara Institute criticized the indictment against Alexander Aan simply because he was an atheist.
Bonar said that even an atheist had the right to express himself.
An observer of Setara Institute, Ismail Hasani, declared that the law in Indonesia does not ban atheism. Religion constitutes a right not an obligation.