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Indonesia Ahmadi attack victim jailed for 6 months
The Straits Times, Singapore
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Aug 15, 2011
Indonesia Ahmadi attack victim jailed for 6 months

JAKARTA (AP) — An Indonesian man wounded when Muslim hard-liners attacked members of his minority Islamic sect was sentenced on Monday to six months in jail, more than some of the actual attackers who were caught on video.

Human rights groups blasted the ruling as encouraging growing religious intolerance in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.

The Serang District Court said Deden Sudjana - whose hand was nearly severed by a machete - resisted police orders to leave the scene and then attacked one of the leaders of the mob that killed three members of the Ahmadiyah sect.

The Feb 6 attack - captured on video and widely circulated on the Internet - showed a frenzied crowd of around 1,500 descending on members of Ahmadiyah in the village of Cikeusik with machetes, wooden clubs and rocks to try to prevent them from worshipping.

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