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Indonesian Muslim preacher named as porn case suspect

Indonesian Muslim preacher named as porn case suspect

Leader of Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) Habib Rizieq (C) talks to reporters at a court after the blasphemy trial of Jakarta's incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, in Jakarta, Indonesia 28 February 2017. Indonesian Muslim preacher named as porn case suspect

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Mr Rizieq (centre) is the leader of the hardline Muslim group Islamic Defenders Front

Indonesian police have named a controversial hardline Muslim preacher as a suspect in a pornography case.

Rizieq Shihab is accused of exchanging graphic messages and nude pictures in text conversations with a woman.

The cleric, who is currently in Saudi Arabia, has denied the accusations.

Mr Rizieq heads the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), which led mass protests against Jakarta's former governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama who was jailed for blasphemy last month.

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