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Ahok taken to Cipinang detention center

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, May 9, 2017 | 01:59 pm
Ahok taken to Cipinang detention center Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama attends his blasphemy trial at the North Jakarta District Court on May 9. The judges declared Ahok guilty of blasphemy and sentenced him to two years in prison. (Antara/Pool/Sigid Kurniawan via JP)

Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama was taken to Cipinang detention center in East Jakarta on Tuesday afternoon after the North Jakarta District Court sentenced him to two years in prison for blasphemy. 

"He will be directly detained. We're processing the administrative requirements for his detention at Cipinang," prosecutor Ali Mukartono said on Tuesday morning at the Agriculture Ministry on Jl.  RM Harsono, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, where the trial was held. 

Ali said Ahok would be incarcerated at the detention center, not the prison. 

(Read also: Judges give Ahok stiffer sentence)

During the hearing, Ahok said he would appeal the verdict.

The panel of judges led by judge Dwiarso Budi Santiarto ignored the prosecution's sentence demand of two years' probation for insulting Muslim leaders and instead sentenced Ahok to two years in prison for blasphemy.

Ali said the prosecutors respected the judges' decision, which he said was in line with the indictment. He said the prosecutors would discuss whether to appeal the decision.  (ebf)

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