Police Widen Blasphemy Probe Into Jakarta Christian Governor

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  • Political ally of President Widodo accused of insulting Koran
  • Governor denies wrongdoing, penalty of up to 5 years in jail

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.

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Police in Indonesia have broadened their blasphemy investigation into the capital’s Christian governor, naming him a suspect in a case that has fueled political tensions over religious intolerance in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

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