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Indonesia to disband hardline group Hizbut Tahrir

Indonesia has announced that it will ban the group Hizbut Tahrir. It says the organisation’s ideology calling for an Islamic state is against the constitution.

Indonesia has announced that it will ban the group Hizbut Tahrir. It says the organisation’s ideology calling for an Islamic state is against the constitution.

The move comes just a day before the verdict in the blasphemy trial of a Christian governor, known as Ahok. For months, conservative religious groups have protested against him and demanded the Christian governor be put in prison for blasphemy.