Ex-Jakarta governor jailed for blasphemy released, plans to wed ex-wife's 21-Y-O aide

By The Christian Post

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (L) and his bride-to-be Puput Nastiti Devi (R) speak with the leader of Hanura party, Oesman Sapta Odang, on Jan. 25, 2019 in a video that was posted to YouTube. | SCREENSHOT: YOUTUBE/ OSOTV CHANNEL

The former Christian governor of Jakarta, who was jailed on false charges of blasphemy has been released from prison, intends to marry his ex-wife’s former aide, who is half his age.

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known by the name “Ahok,” was released from prison last week after serving most of a two-year sentence on charges that he insulted the Indonesian majority religion of Islam.

According to The Guardian, Purnama walked out of the Mako Brimob detention facility in West Java a free man on Thursday morning. He was released three months early as he was rewarded remissions for good behavior.

Source:The Christian Post