The sister of Jakarta's incumbent Christian governor has launched a passionate defence of her brother after prosecutors called for him to be put on probation over allegations he committed blasphemy.
A day conceding defeat following Jakarta's divisive gubernatorial election that has played on religious tensions, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama - also known as Ahok - fronted court on Thursday to hear prosecutor's sentence request.
Ahok is accused of committing blasphemy during a speech last October which he criticised his detractors of using the Koranic verse - Al Maidah 51 - to "fool" people into not voting for a non-Muslim.
The court heard how Ahok had been dogged by the verse throughout his political career, including when he tried to run for governor in Bangka Belitung, an island north of Jakarta, in 2007.
During that election, a pamphlet was distributing warning Muslims it was forbidden to take a leader from another religion.
The same message was pedalled during Jakarta's heated election campaign over the past six months, in which hardline Islamic groups spearheaded large-scale protests against Ahok.
Prosecutors said Ahok had not intentionally committed blasphemy but argued, nonetheless, that he was guilty of insulting Islam.
They called for the court to sentence Ahok to two years probation, during which time he must be on good behaviour or face one-year in jail.
Speaking after the request was made Ahok's sister and lawyer Fifi Purnama said she "appreciated Muslim people" but that they were all "children of this nation".
"We have the right to vote and be voted for," she told reporters.
"Just tell non-Muslims don't bother to nominate themselves (for political office) in this country, because this country is clearly Muslim majority.
"Al-Maidah 51 will be used again and again, we cannot challenge that anymore."
Law and human rights groups have condemned Indonesia's blasphemy and defamation laws as murky and unclear.
According to the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform, 485 online defamation cases were recorded in Indonesia in 2015, with the number swelling to 708 last year.
In 2014, Amnesty International reported at least 106 individuals had been convicted under blasphemy laws in Indonesia in the nine years from 2005, including a civil servant jailed for discussing atheism on Facebook.