The verdict and what it means for tolerance
Assistant researcher at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
It is undeniable that the court verdict on Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama on May 9 is a stark setback for legal fairness in Indonesia. It marks a procedural setback given the mob pressure on the court.
The verdict did not follow the formal legal procedure of the Blasphemy Law, or Article 156a of the Criminal Code (KUHP), which stipulates that individuals must be giv...
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