Indonesia courts jails Jakarta's Christian governor for blasphemy against Islam

By REUTERS
May 9, 2017 08:22
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An Indonesian court has found Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama guilty of blasphemy against Islam and sentenced him to two years in jail, a judge said on Tuesday.

Purnama was "found to have legitimately and convincingly conducted a criminal act of blasphemy, and because of that we have imposed two years of imprisonment," head judge Dwiarso Budi Santiarto told the court.

The trial has been widely seen as a test of religious tolerance in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.


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