Violence against minorities on the rise in Indonesia - 27 February 2013

Religious minorities in Indonesia are increasingly targeted by militant Islamists, and the government is failing to take adequate action, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Violent attacks on religious minorities rose from 244 in 2011 to 264 in 2012, the group said in a new report, quoting the Jakarta-based Setara Institute, which monitors religious freedom in Indonesia. (continue reading...)