Southeast Asia | Judicial defiance sows confusion and division in Indonesia

Judicial defiance sows confusion and division in Indonesia

The conviction and jailing of Jakarta governor Basuki Purnama on blasphemy charges has exposed deep flaws in the country's laws and legal system

Jakarta, May 31, 2017 3:51 PM (UTC+8)
Indonesian hardline Muslims react after hearing a verdict on Jakarta's first non-Muslim and ethnic-Chinese Christian governor Basuki 'Ahok' Purnama's blasphemy trial outside a court in Jakarta, Indonesia May 9, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Beawiharta
Indonesian hardline Muslims react after hearing a verdict on Jakarta's first non-Muslim and ethnic-Chinese Christian governor Basuki 'Ahok' Purnama's blasphemy trial outside a court in Jakarta, Indonesia May 9, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Beawiharta
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