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Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for blasphemy

'Ahok' receives 2-year sentence for insulting Quran

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Jakarta's first non-Muslim and ethnic Chinese governor in decades, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, arrives at a court in Jakarta on May 9 to hear his sentence for blasphemy.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Jakarta Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in prison, convicted of intentionally insulting the Quran for citing a verse from the Islamic holy book to criticize election opponents last September.

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