Attack on E. Lombok Ahmadis seen as political gambit

Devastated: A man walks by one of the houses belonging to an Ahmadi family that were attacked by unknown assailants on May 19 in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. ( mobs attacked a community of Ahmadis in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, last month, destroying eight houses, four motorcycles and forcing out 24 villagers from […]

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Ahmadis’ overly long days at shelters

Children’s voice: Barahim, a 9-year-old boy who lives with his parents at Wisma Transito in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, holds up the letter he has written to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo appealing to him to allow displaced Ahmadi families to return to Ketapang village after living in the shelters for 12 years. (JP/Panca Nugraha) Wisma […]

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‘State-sponsored’ bigotry spurs persecution against Ahmadis

Recent attacks against the Ahmadiyah community in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), which forced more than two dozen Ahmadis to flee their homes, have been described by activists as a form of state-sponsored persecution. A team comprising Nahdlatul Ulama’s (NU) youth wing GP Ansor, the Foundation of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) and […]

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UK Parliament criticises Pakistan’s minorities record

London: British parliamentarians have called on Pakistan to protect the fundamental rights of the minorities. Taking part in a debate, in the House of Commons, the parliamentarians expressed deep concern about the persecution of the minority Ahmadiya community in Pakistan, Algeria and other countries. The debate also focused on the impact of hate preachers across […]

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Why Are Ahmadiyah Followers in Indonesia Attacked?

The government must ensure the freedom of religion for its citizen, including for Ahmadiyah believers in Indonesia, as is guaranteed by the Constitution and international covenants.   Jakarta. The government must ensure the freedom of religion for its citizen, including for Ahmadiyah believers in Indonesia, as is guaranteed by the Constitution and international covenants. A series of […]

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Indonesian mob attacks ‘heretical’ Ahmadiyah in East Lombok

An enraged Indonesian mob attacked and destroyed the houses of the ‘heretical’ Ahmadiyya community on Saturday afternoon. The mob sought to expel the Ahmadis from Greneng Village, in East Lombok regency of Indonesia. The mob attacked did not result in any deaths, however, houses and motorcycles belonging to the Ahmadi families were destroyed, Seven families […]

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Homes in East Lombok attacked, Ahmadis take refuge at police HQ

It was in the middle of the day on Saturday when an unidentified mob destroyed several houses and attempted to expel the Ahmadiyah community from Grepek Tanak Eat hamlet in Greneng village, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). At least eight houses were severely damaged, forcing seven families comprising 24 people to seek shelter at the East Lombok Police headquarters. […]

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Urgent Action: Police must protect Ahmadiyya community in East Lombok from attacks, bring perpetrators to justice

Responding to the destruction of the houses and forced removal of members of religious minority group Ahmadiyya from their homes and neighbourhood in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday, Amnesty International Indonesia executive director Usman Hamid said: “Members of Ahmadiyya community in Gereneng in East Lombok have been facing two days of violence and […]

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Indonesia’s Ahmadis: Refugees In Their Own Country

A small building on the edge of a green rice field is the place Syahidin is raising his four children. Facing the area of rice fields the house which is located in Hamlet Ketapang, West Lombok, looks ideal for family living. Through the walls of the living room and bedroom, you can see the rice […]

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