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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Repackaging an Ambiguous Statute

Their demand continued to resound at the '1,000 Candles of Solidarity" act, held at the Proklamasi Monument in Jakarta, last week. The protesters called for the Jakarta High Court to immediately release Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. alias Ahok, from prison. This action was an expression of solidarity for Ahok, who the previous day had been sentenced to two years in prison by a panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.