Amnesty International is appealing for support for members of a religious minority in Indonesia. In February this year, at least 12 members of the Ahmadiyya, mostly women and children, were forced to leave their homes in Srimenanti village, Bangka Island, in Bangka-Belitung Islands province, off the east coast of Sumatra.

The Ahmadiyya are a religious group who consider themselves part of Islam; however, many Muslim groups say they do not adhere to the accepted belief system.

According to Amnesty, the head of the district military command visited the Ahmadiyya office in Bangka on 5 February, ...


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