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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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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Shrouded In Alibis And Motifs

A CCTV camera at the home of Novel Baswedan on Jalan Deposito T, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, recorded the movements of a heavy-set man who knocked on his door on the afternoon of April 5. He was wearing a black and white hat, a long-sleeved shirt and jeans. He could be seen talking with someone inside the house, who does not appear on the video.