Jailing of Jakarta governor Ahok puts focus back on Indonesian blasphemy laws | Law

Jailing of Jakarta governor Ahok puts focus back on Indonesian blasphemy laws

Dr Melissa Crouch speaks to The Sydney Morning Herald (13 May 2017) regarding the conviction of Ahok, and the role of the courts in the decision.

Dr Melissa Crouch explained that there had been "surprisingly little commentary on the role the courts played in Ahok's downfall."

Quoting her article in Asia & The Pacific Policy Society Policy Forum where she says, "Indonesia's judges are fiercely protective of their independence, to a point that it now borders on a gross lack of accountability."

Read the full article here.