Cult leader Lia Eden gets two and a half years for religious blasphemy

The Jakarta Pos/June 2, 2009

Cult leader Lia Aminuddin or better known as Lia Eden was sentenced Tuesday to two and a half years in jail by a local court for religious blasphemy, reported.

Presiding judge Subachran said Lia had violated Article 156a of the Criminal Code on religious blasphemy.

Lia's follower Wahyu Wibisono was sentenced to two years in prison for writing Lia's religious concept, lighter than the prosecutor demand of two and a half years imprisonment.

Subachran said Wahyu got a lighter sentence due to his young age and zero criminal record.

Lia and Wahyu said they would appeal to the high court. (iwa)

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