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    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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

    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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