Indonesian Christian governor insists ‘no insult intended’ as ‘blasphemy’ trial begins

Indonesian Christian governor insists ‘no insult intended’ as ‘blasphemy’ trial begins
UPDATE (13 Dec.) Indonesian Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (better known as “Ahok”), fought back tears during the first day of his blasphemy trial today (13 Dec.). Ahok – only the second Christian and the second governor of Chinese descent to lead the Indonesian capital city, Jakarta – is alleged to have “misused” . . . Read More

Indonesia’s only Christian governor questioned by police amid ‘blasphemy’ furore

Indonesia’s only Christian governor questioned by police amid ‘blasphemy’ furore
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (better known by his nickname, ‘Ahok’), during a re-election speech in Jakarta on 16 November. He was questioned by police on 22 November after being named a suspect in a blasphemy investigation seen by critics as a test of religious tolerance in Indonesia, the world’s most populous . . . Read More