Persecution | Recommendation comes a day after Jakarta’s Christian governor loses election to Muslim opponent
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 4/20/17, 10:23 am
Prosecutors in the blasphemy case against Indonesian Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama are asking a Jakarta court to give him two years probation for the offense.
Today’s sentencing hearing took place one day after Ahok lost Jakarta’s gubernatorial race. Millions of people went to the polls Wednesday and elected former Cabinet minister Anies Baswedan as Jakarta’s next governor.