Indonesian Pastor Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Evangelizing Muslim Cab Driver

ICC Note: A protestant Pastor in Indonesia was sentenced to 4 years in prison and a fine equivalent to $3,565 after a video was released showing him sharing his faith with a Muslim taxi driver. Consequently, Indonesia‘s largest Islamic organizations filed a blasphemy complaint against the pastor.

5/28/2018 Indonesia (Bedford Journal) – An Indonesian court sentenced a Protestant pastor to four years in prison and slapped him with a hefty fine on Monday simply because he shared his faith with a taxi driver.

The Jakarta Post that a district court in Tangerang, Java, issued the four-year sentence and a fine equivalent to $3,565 to Rev. Abraham Ben Moses, a well-known former Muslim apologist.

Moses, who was arrested last December, was detained after a video was widely circulated that showed him sharing his faith with a Muslim taxi driver.

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