Attorney General Gives Reasons for Not Detaining Ahok on Blasphemy Charges

Jakarta. Attorney General HM Prasetyo has justified his decision not to detain Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama on blasphemy charges, saying it was in the public interest no to do so ahead of next year’s regional election.

Responding to a question by House of Representatives Commission III deputy chairman Desmond J. Mahesa during a working meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday (06/12), Prasetyo said Ahok had been cooperative.

“[Ahok] has been cooperative, as that is what we also heard from the police,” Prasetyo said.



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