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Blasphemy & The Jakarta Elections

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November 17, 2017

South China Morning Post - November 17, 2017

Enid Tsui – There isn't a single image of jailed former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama to be seen, but the man commonly referred to by his Hakka Chinese nickname Ahok looms lar

June 13, 2017

Jakarta Post - June 13, 2017

Jakarta – The Bandung District Court began on Tuesday the first trial hearing of Buni Yani, the uploader of an edited version of former Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama's speech in Th

June 8, 2017

Jakarta Post - June 8, 2017

Callistasia Anggun Wijaya, Jakarta – Prosecutors have officially withdrawn the appeal against North Jakarta District Court's two years prison sentence handed to non-active Jakarta governor Basuki "

May 24, 2017

Jakarta Post - May 24, 2017

Jakarta – Vice President Jusuf Kalla has asked the United Nations not to interfere with Indonesia's judiciary system in relation to the recent conviction of non-active Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok

May 22, 2017

Jakarta Post - May 22, 2017

Indra Budiari and Callistasia A. Wijaya, Jakarta – In an unexpected turn of events, Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has withdrawn his appeal against his two-year prison sentence for blasphemy.

May 15, 2017

Jakarta Post - May 15, 2017

Nethy Dharma Somba, Jayapura, Papua – Thousands of citizens of Jayapura in Papua have joined waves of national and international support for the release of non-active Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok"

Indonesia at Melbourne - May 15, 2017

Stewart Fenwick – Supporters of outgoing Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama have expressed dismay at his being sentenced to two years jail for blasphemy.

Jakarta Post - May 15, 2017

Severianus Endi, Ivany Atina Arbi and Moses Ompusunggu, Jakarta – The highly divisive blasphemy conviction against non-active Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has sparked tensions in

Jakarta Post - May 15, 2017

Jakarta – Vice President Jusuf Kalla has called on the public to respect and accept the court's decision to sentence non-active Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama to two years' imprison

Jakarta Globe - May 15, 2017

Jakarta – From Sydney to San Francisco, thousands of Indonesians living abroad gathered at candlelight vigils over the weekend in a show of support for unity and justice in the Southeast Asian nati

May 14, 2017

Jakarta Post - May 14, 2017

Yiyik Kerr, Perth – Approximately 500 Indonesians residing in Perth and surrounding areas in Western Australia gathered on the Swan River foreshore on Saturday afternoon to join the waves of suppor

May 13, 2017

Jakarta Post - May 13, 2017

Jakarta – A protester who joined a recent protest in front of Cipinang detention center, East Jakarta, to criticize the jailing of non-active Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama for blas

Jakarta Post - May 13, 2017

Jakarta – The Central Jakarta Police arrested eight people suspected of being provocateurs during a rally demanding a delay in the detention of non-active Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Pur

Detik News - May 13, 2017

Muhammad Nur Abdurrahman, Makassar – A candlelight vigil for Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama in front of the Stella Maris Hospital in Losari Beach, Makassar, was forcibly broken up b

May 12, 2017

Jakarta Post - May 12, 2017

Jakarta – The Judicial Commission (KY) has said all parties should question the Supreme Court's (MA) decision to promote three of the five judges that handled the blasphemy case against Jakarta Gov

Jakarta Post - May 12, 2017

Jakarta – The number of copies of ID cards needed to meet a requirement to guarantee the suspension of non-active Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama from detention has reached more than

Jakarta Post - May 12, 2017

Jakarta – A Gerindra Party Jakarta councillor has defended a controversial photo of dozens of people giving victory signs and posing with a sign reading "congratulations, Ahok imprisoned" and a ric

Sydney Morning Herald - May 12, 2017

Jewel Topsfield, Jakarta – Within hours of Jakarta's governor being locked up at Cipinang detention centre on Tuesday, thousands of Indonesians had changed their profile pictures on social media to

May 11, 2017

Jakarta Globe - May 11, 2017

Jakarta – International and local support for imprisoned Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has reached a fever pitch as demonstrators across the archipelago and beyond continue to marc

Radio New Zealand International - May 11, 2017

Hundreds of people have attended an event in Indonesia's Papua province to show support for the embattled outgoing governor of Jakarta.

Jakarta Post - May 11, 2017

Moses Ompusunggu, Jakarta – The Jakarta-based Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) has slammed a recent court ruling that sentenced non-active Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama to two yea

Jakarta Post - May 11, 2017

Bambang Muryanto, Yogyakarta – The police arrested six people for attempting to disrupt a peaceful rally held by Yogyakartans in support of non-active Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama

Jakarta Globe - May 11, 2017

Jakarta – Three of the panel of five judges who presided in Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama's blasphemy trial in the North Jakarta District Court, have been promoted.

May 10, 2017

Jakarta Globe - May 10, 2017

Jakarta – The North Jakarta District Court's guilty verdict against Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama on Tuesday (09/05) is not a victory of Islam over minority groups in the country, but rather a setb

Straits Times - May 10, 2017

Jakarta (AFP) – Indonesia is facing renewed calls to repeal its controversial blasphemy law after the jailing of Jakarta's Christian governor, with critics pointing to a sharp increase in its use t

Jakarta Post - May 10, 2017

Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Jakarta – While the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has openly criticized the court ruling against Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, other political parties that

Jakarta Post - May 10, 2017

Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – The Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI) has urged the government to ensure that no individual or group of individuals can influence court rulings, as the PGI believes

Jakarta Globe - May 10, 2017

Jakarta – International rights organizations are urging Indonesia to review its blasphemy law following the sentencing of Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama to two years in prison for b

Jakarta Post - May 10, 2017

Jakarta – Supporters of non-active Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama and acting governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat flocked to City Hall on Wednesday morning with a choir led by renowned co

Jakarta Post - May 10, 2017

Jakarta – Following the guilty ruling in non-active Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama's blasphemy case, questions linger over the fate of similar cases implicating the top officials of

The Guardian (Australia) - May 10, 2017

Andreas Harsono – The Jakarta court that sentenced governor Basuki "Ahok" Purnama to two years' imprisonment for blasphemy against Islam has sent a chilling message to non-Muslims in Indonesia.

Jakarta Globe - May 10, 2017

Jakarta – The European Union delegation to Indonesia called on the government on Tuesday (09/05) to continue its "long-standing tradition of tolerance and pluralism," following the sentencing of in

Jakarta Post - May 10, 2017

Jakarta – Jakartans have started an initiative to be guarantors for the release of non-active Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama from detention.

The Guardian (Australia) - May 10, 2017

Kate Lamb, Jakarta – The jailing of Jakarta's Christian governor on blasphemy charges has sparked outrage from his supporters in Indonesia, rights organisations and the EU.

May 9, 2017

Jakarta Post - May 9, 2017

Bagus Saragih, Jakarta – From Sumatra to Papua and in many foreign countries, people have been posting on social media to comment on the guilty verdict and two-year jail term handed down to Jakarta

Sydney Morning Herald - May 9, 2017

Jewel Topsfield and Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – In a shock verdict the Christian Governor of Jakarta has been jailed for two years for blaspheming against Islam despite the prosecution requesting onl

Jakarta Post - May 9, 2017

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Amnesty International Statement - May 9, 2017

This verdict demonstrates the inherent injustice of Indonesia's blasphemy law, which should be repealed immediately.

Jakarta Post - May 9, 2017

Nethy Darma Somba, Jayapura – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has called on the public to respect the North Jakarta District Court's ruling that handed down a two-year imprisonment sentence to Jakar

Jakarta Post - May 9, 2017

Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Jakarta – The North Jakarta District Court's decision to sentence Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama to two years' imprisonment is irregular because the sentence is longer than th

Jakarta Post - May 9, 2017

Indra Budiari, Jakarta – The guilty verdict against Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama resulted in more than 1,000 of his detractors celebrating his two-year prison sentence for blasphe

Jakarta Post - May 9, 2017

Jakarta – Human rights group Amnesty International has said a Jakarta district court's decision to convict outgoing Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama of blasphemy will tarnish Indonesi

Jakarta Post - May 9, 2017

Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has asked people to respect the verdict in Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama's blasphemy case.

Jakarta Post - May 9, 2017

Callistasia Anggun Wijaya, Jakarta – The defense lawyer of Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has said the North Jakarta District Court's decision to sentence Ahok to two years in priso

May 8, 2017

Jakarta Post - May 8, 2017

Jakarta – Thousands of balloons were delivered to Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaha Purnama at City Hall ahead of the announcement of the verdict in his blasphemy case on Tuesday.

May 6, 2017

New York Times - May 6, 2017

Richard C. Paddockmay, Jakarta, Indonesia – The popular governor was the clear front-runner. Despite his religion, a Christian in Muslim-majority Indonesia, Gov.

May 5, 2017

Jakarta Post - May 5, 2017

Jakarta – The Supreme Court has made assurances that the verdict in the trial of Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama on blasphemy charges, set to be handed down on May 9, will be free fr

Jakarta Post - May 5, 2017

Callistasia Anggun Wijaya, Jakarta – The Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU Jakarta) has officially announced that Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno will lead the city as governor and deputy g

Associated Press - May 5, 2017

Niniek Karmini, Jakarta, Indonesia – Thousands of conservative Muslims took to the streets of the Indonesian capital on Friday to call for the jailing of its minority Christian governor who is on t

Jakarta Post - May 5, 2017

Jakarta – The high number of flower arrangements received by Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama and Deputy Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat has broken a record at the Indonesian Museum of