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JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Latest on the blasphemy trial of the Indonesian capital's minority Christian governor (all times local):
Jakarta Gov. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama says he will appeal a guilty verdict and two-year prison sentence for blasphemy.
The sentencing Tuesday was a shock to his supporters after prosecutors had recommended two years of probation. Members of hard-line Muslim groups gathered outside the court in north Jakarta were jubilant.
The lead judge said the trial was a purely criminal one and the court disagreed that there were political aspects to the case.