Statement by U.S. Ambassador Robert O. Blake on the Supreme Court Verdict

Remarks by Ambassador Blake (@America)

We are shocked and disappointed by the decision announced by the Supreme Court to sentence two international school teachers. In August 2015, the Indonesian High Court found that there was not sufficient evidence to support the teachers’ conviction. It is not clear what evidence the Supreme Court used to overturn the High Court’s decision. The international community continues to closely follow this case. The outcome of the legal process will impact international views about the rule of law in Indonesia.