Lawyer: Judges made mistake in Ahok’s case


Jakartas Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purname, also known as Ahok, arrives for his court hearing in Jakarta on April 20, 2017.The first Christian to govern the capital in more than 50 years, Purnama is on trial accused of blasphemy over remarks he made about the Koran. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Tatan Syuflana

Jakarta: More than nine months after being convicted of blasphemy, former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama (pic) has officially challenged his conviction through a case review petition to the Supreme Court.

The preliminary hearing of the petition, which lasted only 10 minutes, was held at the North Jakarta District Court on Monday.

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