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Prosecutors seek two years for Buni Yani

Tuesday, 03 Oktober 2017 | The Jakarta Post

KONTAN.CO.ID - BANDUNG. Prosecutors at Bandung District Court want Buni Yani to be jailed for two years and fined Rp 100 million (US$7,384). He is currently on trial for allegedly spreading hate speech.

Buni allegedly edited a video in which former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama warned Thousand Islands regency residents about parties using Quranic verses for political gain.

The video caused an uproar and resulted in Ahok, a strong contender for the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial elections, being found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison on May 9 for defaming Islam. 

Prosecutor Andi M. Taufik said Buni had violated Article 32 of the 2011 Information and Electronic Transactions Law or Cyber Law.

“We demand that the judges find him guilty of violating the ITE Law for adding, reducing or eliminating other people’s electronic documents,” Andi said on Tuesday.

In response, Buni asked the judges, led by Presiding Judge M. Saptono, to give him two weeks to prepare his defense plea. 

“The demands are heavy, so in accordance with the demands, I wish to have two weeks for my defense plea,” he said.

The panel of judges agreed to his request.

Source : The Jakarta Post

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