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Woman charged with blasphemy for saying mosque was too noisy

A Chinese-Indonesian woman could face an 18-month jail term for blasphemy after she complained that the loudspeakers at a mosque were too noisy, triggering a riot that destroyed numerous temples. Meiliana, a 44-year-old Buddhist living at Tanjung Balai in North Sumatra, said that the azan, or Islamic call to prayer, was “too loud” and “hurt” […]