Indonesian minorities decry president's award

Human rights groups say Yudhoyono's government has done little to protect religious minorities.

    An American interfaith foundation based in New York has honoured Indonesia's President for promoting religious freedom and human rights.

    The award by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation has outraged members of Indonesia’s religious minorities who say Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono does not deserve it.

    They cited reports by organisations like Human Rights Watch, which has concluded that the Indonesian government has done little to protect religious minorities.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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