Supporters rally for Jakarta's jailed Christian governor

Supporters rally for Jakarta's jailed Christian governorSupporters of Jakarta’s Christian governor staged a colourful rally outside city hall Wednesday a day after he was jailed for blasphemy, in a case that has damaged Indonesia’s image as a bastion of tolerant Islam. “Let’s fight for justice,” said acting governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat, who was Purnama’s deputy and has taken over his powers, to cheers from the crowd. Purnama was jailed Tuesday for two years after being found guilty of blasphemy against Islam, a shock decision after prosecutors recommended only probation.



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