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Indonesia: Editor of Peta Named Cartoon Suspect

Chief Editor of Peta Named Suspect

JAKARTA (JP Online/Pacific Media Watch): The chief editor of Peta tabloid, Imam Tri Karso Hadi, was named a suspect Thursday by Bekasi Police for reprinting a caricature depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

"We have named him a suspect. We haven't detained him yet, because we haven't finished questioning him," Bekasi Police chief of detectives Comr. Suwondo Nainggolan told The Jakarta Post.

The tabloid ran the caricature to accompany an article about the nationwide unrest following the publication of drawings -- showing the image of the Prophet -- by a Danish daily last September.

Imam was charged under Article 156 of the Criminal Code on religious blasphemy, which carries a maximum punishment of five years' imprisonment. -- JP

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