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Indonesian Police names Jakarta's Governor as a suspect.

Indonesian Police names Jakarta’s Governor as a suspect.

Indonesian police have named Jakarta’s governor, BASUKI TJAHAJA PURNAMA as a suspect in a blasphemy investigation.

Popularly known as “AHOK”, he is accused of insulting the Koran while campaigning in governorship elections.

Mr PURNAMA is a Christian from the Chinese ethnic minority and the first non-Muslim to lead the city.

The case has prompted fears of a rise in tensions in the largely Muslim country.

The naming of Mr PURNAMA as a suspect means prosecutors can bring him to trial. If found guilty he faces up to five years in prison.

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