||<p>Indonesia has a strong tradition of religious diversity and tolerance, with freedom
of religion guaranteed under the Constitution of 1945 and more recently in Law No.
39/1999 on Human Rights which upholds freedom of religion as a fundamental right.
Nevertheless, there continue to be localised instances of religious conflict where
the rights of religious minority groups have not been protected.</p><p>We have made
representations encouraging the Indonesian government to ensure that blasphemy laws
are not applied in a discriminatory manner, including against those who do not practice
one of the six religions recognised under Indonesian law. We therefore welcome recent
statements by Indonesian President Joko Widodo reaffirming his commitment to pluralism
and religious diversity.</p>