Indonesia: Ahok release Jakarta’s former governor, known as Ahok, who was sentenced to two years in jail for blasphemy against Islam, was due to be released from prison on 24 January, four months ahead of schedule. World Watch Monitor Ex-governor Ahok| photo: BBC The ethnic Chinese Christian, whose real name is Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, should have been released in May but has been granted early release. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.