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The Latest: Jakarta Gov to Appeal Blasphemy Prison Sentence

The Latest: Jakarta Gov to Appeal Blasphemy Prison Sentence

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 12:42 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the blasphemy trial of the Indonesian capital's minority Christian governor (all times local):

11:20 a.m.

Jakarta Gov. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama says he will appeal a guilty verdict and two-year prison sentence for blasphemy.

The sentencing Tuesday was a shock to his supporters after prosecutors had recommended two years of probation. Members of hard-line Muslim groups gathered outside the court in north Jakarta were jubilant.

The lead judge said the trial was a purely criminal one and the court disagreed that there were political aspects to the case.

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The Latest on the blasphemy trial of the Indonesian capital's minority Christian governor (all times local):11:20 a.m.Jakarta Gov. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama says he will appeal a guilty verdict and two-year prison sentence for blasphemy.The sentencing Tuesday was a...
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