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Christian governor in Indonesia gets 2-year prison sentence for insulting Quran

Tuesday, May 9, 2017,10:30 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Jakarta | An Indonesian court has sentenced the minority Christian governor of Jakarta to two years in prison for blaspheming the Quran following a trial that undermined the country’s reputation for practicing a moderate form of Islam.
The five-judge panel ordered Gov. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s immediate arrest today.
The lead judge said the trial was a purely criminal one and the court disagreed that there were political aspects to the case.
The maximum sentence for blasphemy in Muslim-majority Indonesia is five years in prison.