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Indonesia: Ex-Governor’s Blasphemy Sentence Ends

Expand Former Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is released from prison but Indonesia keeps its notorious blasphemy law.  ©2019 Toni Malakian/Human Rights Watch (Jakarta) – The expected release of the former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama from a Jakarta prison on January 24, 2019 underscores Indonesia’s dangerous and discriminatory blasphemy law, Human Rights Watch said today. Purnama, known as Ahok, was convicted of blasphemy in May 2017, and served a reduced two-year prison term for “blasphemy against Islam.” “Ahok will finally be out of prison and reunited with his family,…

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