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A Shocking Verdict

The judges found Basuki Tjahaja Purnama guilty of blasphemy, despite this being earlier disproved by the prosecutors. Then, after a sentencing greater than that demanded by the prosecution, the Jakarta governor was immediately thrown in jail. Was justice served by the charade in court?

Strange Sentencing

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) was found guilty of blasphemy and sentenced to two years in prison. The judge¡¯s sentencing was more than what the prosecution sought, who had asked that Basuki be sentenced to one year imprisonment with two years probation. The judge also ¡°re-imposed¡± the article on blasphemy, which…

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Monday, February 05, 2018

LGBT's Caught Up in Election Pandering

Senior Adjunct Commissioner Ahmad Untung Surianata alias Untung Sangaji, Chief of the North Aceh District Police Department, feels that the threat posed by transvestites is worse than that of terrorism. Transvestitism is a contagious disease which must be eradicated, Untung said. ¡°Excuse me if I smash anything having to do with transvestitism,¡± the police officer said on Saturday night two weeks ago.