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Jakarta's Governor Ahok on trial for blasphemy

By Jack Hewson

Asuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, is the Christian and ethnic-Chinese governor of Jakarta. His trial for blasphemy began two weeks ago for disputing an interpretation of the Koran.

Rights campaigners say that Ahok’s case is just a high profile example of a growing wave of intolerance observed in Indonesia over the last 15 years.

Jack Hewson has this report from Jakarta, Indonesia.

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