(Updated) India: Official’s comments on TV about Muhammad deemed blasphemy, complaint lodged to police

Follow @TheCircumvent September 9: Protests against ‘blasphemous’ remarks The News Minute, September 6, 2017. A complaint was lodged with the Hyderabad police against ‘former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) official’, RSN Singh, for allegedly making blasphemous remarks against Prophet Mohammed… Continue Reading

Indonesia: Police to reopen blasphemy case against professor for ‘Allah is not Arabic’ Facebook post

Follow @TheCircumvent The Jakarta Post, September 6, 2017. The Jakarta Police are set to reopen an investigation into a case of alleged blasphemy involving University of Indonesia (UI) lecturer Ade Armando following a South Jakarta District Court ruling on Monday. The… Continue Reading

Pakistan: Court orders watchdog to identify NGO’s spreading ‘blasphemous’ content on social media

Follow @TheCircumvent The Express Tribune, August 11, 2017. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the telecom watchdog on Friday to identify the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved in circulating “blasphemous content” on social media. IHC judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, in his… Continue Reading

Indonesia: Man sentenced to 2 years in jail for FB post stating that hajj no longer needs to be done in Mecca, and other blasphemies

Follow @TheCircumvent Related: Indonesia: Man sentenced to 15 months in prison for posting insults, memes about Indonesian politicians Coconuts Jakarta, July 27, 2017. Another person in Indonesia has been sentenced to 2 years in prison over an incident directly related… Continue Reading