Basuki Tjahaja Purnama

Jakarta governor Ahok found guilty of blasphemy

  An Indonesian court has found Jakarta’s outgoing Christian governor guilty of blasphemy against Islam. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday in a south Jakarta courtroom over comments he made regarding what he believed to be the misinterpretation of certain[…]

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Jakarta governor Ahok’s blasphemy trial begins

The high-profile blasphemy trial of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has begun in Indonesia as dozens rallied outside the court both in support and against the Jakarta governor. Tuesday’s protests were under heavy police guard, as Purnama – the first Christian governor of Jakarta in more than 50 years – arrived at[…]

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