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3Novices:After election defeat, Jakarta’s ethnic-Chinese governor may escape jail in blasphemy trial

Jakarta’s Christian governor may escape jail for alleged blasphemy after prosecutors on Thursday recommended only probation, a day after he lost in a religiously charged run-off that damaged Indonesia’s image as a bastion of tolerant Islam.
The recommendation of two years probation in the trial of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, with a possible one-year jail term if he commits a crime during that period, was lighter than expected as he could have been sent to prison for several years.
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April 20, 2017 at 11:30AM http://ift.tt/2pFkoLP
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