Housewife Jailed for Blasphemy in Indonesia

An Indonesian court in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, has sentenced 47 year-old housewife Siti Aisyah to two years and six month in prison for spreading “misguided” Islamic teaching. Aisyah was named as suspect in February for “insulting Islam” by promoting unorthodox version of a Muslim prayer on a website she ran and in fliers she distributed in Mataram. Her sentencing comes at a time of rising concerns about religious intolerance following the conviction of former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is a Christian, for blasphemy.