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Alexander Aan update

The trial of Alexander Aan - the Indonesian man attacked and charged with blasphemy after posting 'God does not exist' on Facebook - is underway.  As noted by in an article in the Guardian his prospects may be grim.

Freedom of expression is a critical issue for atheists.  We are in the minority and it's all too common for religious people to claim they are offended by the statement of our conclusion that there are no gods.  Religious people should not be offended by this simple statement, but even if they are, physical assault and imprisonment is a not a reasonable response.

If you would like to state your support for freedom of expression and help Alexander you can contact the Indonesian authorities to call for his release and register your concern about Indonesia's blasphemy laws. 

Atheist Alliance International is collecting donations to help pay for Aan's legal costs and to support the Aan family's living expenses while he is in jail, at www.atheistalliance.org/support-aai/donate (Legal/Support Fund for Alex Aan).

 

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