Dear AAI Members and Supporters
Alexander Aan, the Indonesian atheist who was attacked and arrested after posting ‘God does not exist’ on Facebook, has been sentenced to two years and six months jail for blasphemy.
This is a disgraceful outcome, albeit not unexpected given the archaic Indonesian criminal code.
Atheist Alliance International has condemned the sentence in a media release issued today.
I encourage you to write to the Indonesian authorities to condemn Alex’s jail sentence and encourage repeal of Indonesia’s blasphemy laws.
Further, Atheist Alliance International is collating messages of support for Alex, which we hope to send to him through our Indonesian contacts. If you would like to contribute please email your message of support to [email protected] with “Message for Alex” in the subject line.
Thank you for your support.
Carlos A. Diaz
President, Atheist Alliance International