The incumbent Governor of Jakarta Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama was named a suspect of blasphemy on November 16, 2016. A week later, the police finalized the docket of the case and transferred the documents to the North Jakarta Prosecutor’s Office. Within less than a week, the Prosecutor’s Office stated that the docket was complete and could thus be escalated to the stage of prosecution. The case was then registered at the North Jakarta District Court under case No. 1537/Pid.B/2016/PN JKT.UTR. The district court has appointed the Panel of Judges and set the date for the first hearing, but the police hesitates to determine the location of the trial.To subscribe please click here