Indonesia jails comic for joking about name 'Mohammed'

By Ananda Teresia
Updated June 11 2024 - 9:50pm, first published 9:47pm
Human rights activists have slammed Indonesia's decision to jail a comedian for blasphemy. (AP PHOTO)
Human rights activists have slammed Indonesia's decision to jail a comedian for blasphemy. (AP PHOTO)

An Indonesian court has sentenced a comedian to seven months in prison for a joke he made about the name Mohammed, court documents showed, intensifying concerns over blasphemy laws in one of the world's most populous Muslim nations.

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