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Ahok to Refuse Parole and Serve Out Prison Sentence

Former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is serving a two-year jail sentence for blasphemy, will refuse parole in hope of an early release date. Better known...

Indonesian Supreme Court Rejects Ahok’s Appeal

Indonesia’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the Christian ex-governor of Jakarta to review his conviction for insulting Islam, a court spokesman said on...

Ahok Has Filed for Divorce, Lawyer Confirms

Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has taken legal measures to divorce Veronica Tan, his wife of 20 years, Ahok’s lawyer has confirmed. The former Jakarta governor is...

Ahok Named in Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy

Former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has been included in the list of top 100 global thinkers of 2017 by US global affairs publication Foreign Policy. Basuki,...

One and Half Year Prison for Editor of Ahok Blasphemy Video

The Bandung District Court has sentenced Buni Yani, the man accused of uploading an edited video of a speech by former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja...

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Ahok to Stay in Mako Brimob Prison Amid Security Concerns

Former Jakarta governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama will not be moved to East Jakarta’s Cipinang Prison as initially planned but will remain at the Mako Brimob...

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‘Ahok Effect’ Undermines Freedom of Expression Warns Activists

Support for former Jakarta governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama continues after he announced he will not appeal a two-year jail sentence after being found guilty...

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Ahok Drops Appeal In Statement Delivered By Wife

In an emotional press conference on Tuesday, May 23, the wife of jailed former Jakarta governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama explained the decision to drop a plan...

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Ahok Jailed for 2 Years in Blasphemy Case

Jakarta’s Chinese Christian governor Ahok will spend two years behind bars after the long-running blasphemy case wraps up.

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Despite Lesser Charges, Ahok May Still Face Prison

Although Jakarta’s gubernatorial election has finally ended, the fact remains that Ahok must still battle it out in court if he hopes to avoid prison.

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Police Confirm Upcoming Protest in Jakarta

The FUI has scheduled a large protest for March 31 regarding Ahok’s blasphemy case. Local police officers confirm, and advise citizens to take precaution.

E-KTP: One Identification Card, Big-time Corruption

Back in October, Fikrul Hanif, a history professor at a teacher’s college in Padang, West Sumatra, trudged to his local district office to renew his resident ID. He...

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Expats Hoping for a More ‘Livable’ Jakarta

Home to a population of around ten million, Indonesia’s capital is generally described as a ‘complicated’ city by foreigners that account for a good percentage of...

West Java Police Closer to Detaining FPI Leader Rizieq Shihab

The West Java Police gather more evidence to strengthen the case against Rizieq Shihab, leader of conservative hardline group Islamic Defenders Front (FPI).