After a long trial, an elected governor of a province of Indonesia, has been sentenced to two years jail for suggesting that the Koranic injunction for Muslims not to allow a non-Muslim to rule them does not apply to voting for him.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An Indonesian court sentenced the minority Christian governor of Jakarta to two years in prison on Tuesday for blaspheming the Quran, a jarring ruling that undermines the reputation of the world's largest Muslim nation for practicing a moderate form of Islam. […] The accusation of blasphemy engulfed Ahok in September after a video surfaced of him telling voters they were being deceived if they believed a specific verse in the Quran prohibited Muslims from voting for a non-Muslim leader.
Protests by some of his many supporters followed:
Even the prosecution demanded only probation, but the panel of judges decided that he had insulted the Koran and should be jailed: