Tag Archive: Ahok

Jakarta Governor Ahok Sentenced To 2 Years Jail For Blasphemy

Jakarta’s Christian governor has been sentenced to two years in jail for blasphemy, a harsher-than-expected ruling critics fear will embolden hardline Islamist forces to challenge secularism in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. Tuesday’s guilty verdict for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama…
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Female Supporters Of Ahok Fear For Their Lives As Islamists Claim It’s Halal To Gang-Rape Them

The conflicts related to the racially and religiously charged gubernatorial election in Jakarta have hit a new low when a supporter of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) claimed in a Facebook comment that it is Halal to gang rape female…
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Jakarta Election Results A Victory For Prejudice Over Pluralism?

The long, divisive campaign for governorship of Indonesia‚Äôs capital city Jakarta is finally over, with unofficial results showing a decisive victory for the challenger Anies Baswedan over the controversial incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (popularly known as Ahok). The election…
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Muslim Jakarta Governor Candidate Ahead In Election, Early Count Shows

Former Indonesian education minister, Anies Baswedan, was slightly ahead of Jakarta’s incumbent Christian governor in the race to lead the Indonesian capital, unofficial early counting by a private pollster showed on Wednesday. Baswedan had secured 51.93 per cent of the…
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