Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama walks out of a courtroom. Photo: AP
Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama walks out of a courtroom. Photo: AP

Indonesia court refuses to drop blasphemy trial of Jakarta’s governor

A panel of judges rejected a call by lawyers defending Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama to strike down the case because it had violated the ethnic Chinese politician’s human rights and breached procedures

Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama walks out of a courtroom. Photo: AP
Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama walks out of a courtroom. Photo: AP
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