'Ahok': Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect

'Ahok': Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect
 

Indonesian police have named Jakarta's governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, as a suspect in a blasphemy investigation.
Popularly known as "Ahok", he is accused of insulting the Koran while campaigning in governorship elections.
Mr Purnama is a Christian from the Chinese ethnic minority and the first non-Muslim to lead the city in 50 years.
The case has prompted fears of a rise in tensions in the largely Muslim country.
Read more: Who is Ahok?
About 100,000 hardline Muslims staged a protest earlier this month in Jakarta calling for his resignation and prosecution. However, he is... read more

 
16 November 2016 in World News, Views: 50
Source: BBC
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