Prophet Mohammad; Indonesia Auliya Rahman Stand Up Comedy Viral Video | 7 months imprisonment for doing comedy on Prophet Mohammad: Indonesia court found guilty of blasphemy; the person's video went viral

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Aulia Rahman has been sentenced to 7 months in prison on charges of blasphemy in Indonesia. Aulia is a stand-up comedian. - Dainik Bhaskar

Aulia Rahman has been sentenced to 7 months in prison on charges of blasphemy in Indonesia. Aulia is a stand-up comedian.

An Indonesian court on Tuesday (11 June) sentenced a man to 7 months in prison for mocking the name of Prophet Muhammad. According to news agency AP, Aulia Rahman was found guilty of blasphemy in the case.

Aulia Rahman performed stand-up comedy on Prophet Muhammad during an event in Bandar Lampung in December last year, after which his video went viral.

Rehman had said how people named Mohammad have maligned the name of Prophet Mohammad. After saying this, his speech went viral and it hurt the sentiments of the people.

In 2016, there were massive nationwide protests against blasphemy in Indonesia.

In 2016, there were massive nationwide protests against blasphemy in Indonesia.

Rehman's lawyer said- the mistake was made unknowingly
Rahman was arrested in February and was found guilty last week. Rahman's lawyer said in court on Tuesday that his intention was not to hurt anyone. He made this mistake unknowingly. The court should give him some leniency in this regard. In Indonesia, the punishment for blasphemy is 5 years.

However, the court sentenced him to only seven months. In Indonesia, making any kind of wrong comment against Islam, Protestants, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhists and Confucianism is considered blasphemy. Human Rights Watch has expressed surprise at the decision. They have called it against freedom of expression and have expressed concern over the blasphemy law.

Even a former governor has been hanged for blasphemy
The blasphemy law in Indonesia is so strict that even a former governor was hanged due to it. In 2017, former governor of the capital Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, was hanged. In September last year, an Indonesian court sentenced a woman to two years in prison on charges of blasphemy.

The woman had posted a video on TikTok in which she recited a Muslim prayer before eating pork.

The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation recorded 67 cases of blasphemy in 2020, of which 43 were related to statements made on social media.

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