21 April 2017

News Story: Prosecutors seek 2 years probation for Jakarta governor over blasphemy charges

JAKARTA, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian prosecutors on Thursday sought two years probation for Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama who is on trial over blasphemy charges.

Basuki was declared as suspect in a legal case related to the blasphemous statement against the Koran that he made in September last year during his official visit in northern Jakarta.

Waves of massive demonstrations staged by Muslim hardliner groups occurred later in Jakarta in response to Basuki's statement with part of them marred with violence and vandalism.

Read the full story at Xinhua