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Islamists March in Jakarta, Demanding Christian Governor Be Jailed

Islamists March in Jakarta, Demanding Christian Governor Be Jailed

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has been a political target of hard-line Islamic organizations since taking office in 2014.
Indonesia Says Jakarta’s Christian Governor Is Suspected of Blasphemy

Indonesia Says Jakarta’s Christian Governor Is Suspected of Blasphemy

Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama of Jakarta campaigning for re-election on Tuesday in the city, Indonesia’s capital.
Indonesian Police Arrest 11 for Suspected Treason

Indonesian Police Arrest 11 for Suspected Treason

Mr. Basuki in Jakarta last month after he was questioned at a police station over blasphemy allegations.
Governor of Jakarta Issues Tearful Denial as Blasphemy Trial Opens in Indonesia

Governor of Jakarta Issues Tearful Denial as Blasphemy Trial Opens in Indonesia

A demonstration against Mr. Basuki in Jakarta on Dec. 2 drew more than 200,000 people but remained peaceful, unlike a previous protest.

A Christian governor in Indonesia is on trial for insulting Islam

The governor of Jakarta is on trial for blasphemy in a case based on controversial religious freedom laws in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama
Indonesia Backs Off Plan to Suspend Ties With Australia’s Military

Indonesia Backs Off Plan to Suspend Ties With Australia’s Military

Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, in white hat, and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, foreground right, in Jakarta in December. The suspension of military ties with Australia by General Gatot threatened
Election in Indonesia’s Capital Could Test Ethnic and Religious Tolerance

Election in Indonesia’s Capital Could Test Ethnic and Religious Tolerance

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital. While campaigning ahead of elections on Wednesday, Mr. Basuki, who is ethnic Chinese and a Christian, has also been defending
Runoff Likely in Jakarta Election Seen as Test of Tolerance for Indonesia

Runoff Likely in Jakarta Election Seen as Test of Tolerance for Indonesia

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese Christian, campaigning to remain governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, during the first round of voting on Wednesday. A blasphemy trial has him fighting for his
Voters Are Going to the Polls in an Election Seen as a Barometer of Indonesian Secularism

Voters Are Going to the Polls in an Election Seen as a Barometer of Indonesian Secularism

Jakarta's gubernatorial election has exposed religious and racial fault lines in the world's most populous Muslim nation
Pluralism Emerges as the Winner of First-Round Voting in One of Indonesia’s Most Polarizing Elections

Pluralism Emerges as the Winner of First-Round Voting in One of Indonesia’s Most Polarizing Elections

A Chinese Christian candidate shrugs off massive protests by Islamists to 43% of the vote
Did Sectarian Politics Win in Jakarta? Only the Runoff Will Tell

Did Sectarian Politics Win in Jakarta? Only the Runoff Will Tell

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, casting his ballot on Wednesday. He will face the second-place finisher, Anies Baswedan, in an April runoff.
Indonesia’s Sentencing of ‘Son of God’ Adds to Alarm Over Crackdown

Indonesia’s Sentencing of ‘Son of God’ Adds to Alarm Over Crackdown

Ahmad Mushaddeq, a self-proclaimed messiah, in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2008. He was imprisoned for blasphemy for the first time that year. On Tuesday, he was sentenced again, to a five-year term.
Marvel Will Discipline Artist Who Sneaked Political Messages Into X-Men

Marvel Will Discipline Artist Who Sneaked Political Messages Into X-Men

Marvel said it would remove artwork from the first issue of X-Men Gold after readers suggested it contained religious and political messaging.
Tensions in Indonesian Capital Run High as Election Nears

Tensions in Indonesian Capital Run High as Election Nears

Candidates to lead Jakarta during a televised debate last week. From left to right, the governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, shaking hands with his deputy, Djarot Saiful Hidayat, and Mr. Basuki’s rival,
Jakarta Governor Concedes Defeat in Religiously Tinged Election

Jakarta Governor Concedes Defeat in Religiously Tinged Election

A polling station under a bridge in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday. The candidacy of Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was hobbled by a criminal trial in which he was accused of blasphemy against Islam.
Christian Governor in Indonesia Found Guilty of Blasphemy Against Islam

Christian Governor in Indonesia Found Guilty of Blasphemy Against Islam

The Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, arriving at court on Monday. Mr. Basuki was only the city’s second non-Muslim governor.
A Top Christian Official in Indonesia Has Been Given an Unexpectedly Harsh Sentence for ‘Blaspheming Islam’

A Top Christian Official in Indonesia Has Been Given an Unexpectedly Harsh Sentence for ‘Blaspheming Islam’

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, was taken into custody immediately after sentencing
News Analysis: ‘Rot at the Core’: Blasphemy Verdict in Indonesia Dismays Legal Experts

News Analysis: ‘Rot at the Core’: Blasphemy Verdict in Indonesia Dismays Legal Experts

Supporters of Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama rallied outside City Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday, holding an inflatable ball depicting Mr. Basuki, left. He was given a two-year sentence in
Governor of Jakarta Withdraws Appeal of Blasphemy Sentence

Governor of Jakarta Withdraws Appeal of Blasphemy Sentence

Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama of Jakarta in court on May 9, the day he was convicted of blasphemy.
As Indonesia Targets Islamist Hard-Liners, Even Rights Groups Object

As Indonesia Targets Islamist Hard-Liners, Even Rights Groups Object

A Hizbut Tahrir rally in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, calling for the creation of a caliphate and the enforcement of Sharia law in 2015.