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Indonesia: Ahok in prison

After announcing that they were dropping their claim that ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama had insulted Islam, he was found guilty of blasphemy by prosecutors and sentenced on 9 May to two years in prison.

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Commentators have said that the verdict and the sentence represents an outrageous miscarriage of justice and a further, severe, erosion of Indonesia's values of religious pluralism as set out in the Pancasila, the state ideology.