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Indonesian man jailed for Facebook post allegedly insulting Islam

JAKARTA: An Indonesian was jailed for five years Monday for a Facebook post deemed offensive to Islam, his lawyer said, the latest conviction under the country's controversial electronic information law. Alnoldy Bahari, 39, was found guilty of spreading hate speech for a post in which he claimed to have experienced God’s presence and questioned the faith of other Muslims. "He's been sentenced to five years' jail and has to pay a fine of 100 million rupiah ($7,200)," said Bahari's lawyer Andi Komara. "We will most likely…

In pictures: 25-foot python attacks man before being eaten by villagers

JAKARTA: A giant python attacked an Indonesian man, nearly severing his arm, before hungry villagers chopped up the reptile and ate it, a police chief said Wednesday. Security guard Robert Nababan crossed paths with the giant creature while patrolling an oil palm plantation in the remote Batang Gansal subdistrict of Sumatra island on Saturday. "The python was 7.8 metres long (25.6 feet), it was unbelievably huge," local police chief Sutarja, who like many Indonesians only has one name, told a wire service.…