Ahok, a Christian and former governor of Jakarta in Indonesia, has been released early from prison! He was sentenced to two years in prison after a politically-motivated attack during his re-election campaign.
In May 2017, the former governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaya Purnama – fondly known as Ahok – was accused of blasphemy and sentenced to two years in jail. He is due to be released today.
In a letter to his supporters this week, Ahok asked people not to hold a parade to welcome him for the sake of public order, or to camp out in front of the prison and said, “I am very thankful to God for allowing me to spend time in prison.”