Report der International Humanist Ethical Union (IHEU) zur Diskriminierung nichtreligiöser Menschen
Posted by entdinglichung - 13. Dezember 2012
The report highlights a sharp increase in arrests for “blasphemy” on social media this year. The previous three years saw just three such cases, but in 2012 more than a dozen people in ten countries have been prosecuted for “blasphemy” on Facebook or Twitter, including:
* In Indonesia, Alexander Aan was jailed for two-and-a-half years for Facebook posts on atheism.
*In Tunisia, two young atheists, Jabeur Mejri and Ghazi Beji, were sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison for Facebook postings that were judged blasphemous.
*In Turkey, pianist and atheist Fazil Say faces jail for “blasphemous” tweets.
*In Greece, Phillipos Loizos created a Facebook page that poked fun at Greeks‘ belief in miracles and is now charged with insulting religion.
*In Egypt, 17-year-old Gamal Abdou Massoud was sentenced to three years in jail, and Bishoy Kamel was imprisoned for six years, both for posting “blasphemous” cartoons on Facebook.
*The founder of Egypt’s Facebook Atheists, Alber Saber, faces jail time (he will be sentenced on 12 December).