JAKARTA - International response to case and verdict of blasphemy that ensnared Jakarta governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) showed their ignorance of international law rules and application.
"Judge's verdict should not be intervention to any state unless there is an indication of violation of international law. Ahok case is purely a crime of blasphemy and in accordance with Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. So this case is not a violation of international law. Let them read again rules of international law," said legal practitioner, Ferry Juan in Jakarta, Sunday (14/5).
He sees that international response which calls for verdict against Ahok in order to be reviewed, is not only excessive, but has reached the stage of intervention.
"Respect sovereignty of the nation and state, all rules and regulations in Indonesia. In a sovereign country, the country has exclusive rights, if there is a relationship with violations of international law must be orderly and there are channels," said Ferry.
He asked government through the Minister of Foreign Affairs to convey to the international world about Ahok case.
"As well as asking foreign parties not to interfere," said lawyers a number of these big cases.
Ferry advises Ahok's supporters to use existing legal channels, rather than 'pitting' to international institutions.
As is known, the case of defamation of religion that ensnare Ahok get a lot of international spotlight. As reported by international media, a number of international organizations such as the Human Rights Council of the United Nations for Asian Region, Amnesty International until the Dutch government expressed the view of a two year prison sentence against Ahok decided by the North Jakarta District Court on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Even among them asking for the Article Blessing of Religion in Indonesia is removed.