Ahok Will Not File Pretrial Motion: Legal Team

LB Ciputri Hutabarat    •    16 November 2016 20:09 WIB
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Ahok Will Not File Pretrial Motion: Legal Team
Sirra Prayuna (Photo:MTVN/LB Ciputri)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) will not file pretrial motion after the police named him as a suspect in a blasphemy case.

"We will not file pretrial motion," his lawyer Sirra Prayuna said in Jakarta on Wednesday (11/16).

"We do not want to create polemic," the lawyer continued.

The police named Ahok as a suspect this morning.  They  also decided to prevent Ahok from travelling abroad.

Several Islamic organizations reported Ahok last month after the governor made comments about the Koran.

Ahok will still compete in the Jakarta gubernatorial election despite his suspect status. The capital will hold the gubernatorial election next February.