'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
Share:
 




News Widget for Webmasters


Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31