International religious liberty advocates, International Christian Concern (ICC), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) are praising the early prison release of a former Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama in Indonesia, but denouncing unjust blasphemy laws that enabled his conviction.
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama:
Indonesian politician and former governor of Jakarta, Indonesia.
Also known by his Hakka Chinese nickname “Ahok”.
Has requested to be known as ‘BTP’ from January 2019.
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