Professor Indrayana, on the Law & Ahok Case

Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and CILIS Associate Director, Professor Denny Indrayana, discusses the legal framework of the case that has been brought against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok).

Professor Denny Indrayana

The news item “Prof Denny Indrayana, on the Law & Ahok Case” aired on SBS Indonesian on 12 December 2016.

How valid are the items of evidence used to charge Ahok? Are there problems with the precision of the blasphemy law in Indonesia? Why has there been an increase in blasphemy cases in recent year? Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne Professor Denny Indrayana, addresses these and related questions.

Listen to the interview here:
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/indonesian/en/content/prof-denny-indrayana-law-ahok-case

Professor Denny Indrayana is an Associate Director at the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He is an internationally recognised anticorruption campaigner who has played a leading role in law reform efforts in Indonesia. Before being sworn in as Vice Minister of Law and Human Rights, Denny was Special Advisor for Legal Affairs, Human Rights and Anticorruption to President Yudhoyono, Chair of the Centre for the Study of Anti-Corruption at Gadjah Mada University, and Director of the Indonesian Court Monitoring NGO. Denny has a PhD from the Melbourne Law School and won the prestigious Australian Alumni Award in 2009. He has written hundreds of articles and books.

Photo: SBS Indonesian