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Jakarta Gov. Ahok gets his day in court

Blasphemy trial of ally of Indonesian President Widodo could rattle investors

JAKARTA -- Jakarta Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, was in court Tuesday for the first day of his trial on charges of blasphemy.

The trial will seek to settle a case that has sparked a wave of protests and arrests, ratcheting up political tensions in Indonesia, the world's fourth-most populous country. Observers say the trial will not only sway the Jakarta gubernatorial elections in February but are a test of the integrity of the judiciary.

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