Ariel’s attorneys prepare
100-page defense statement

Bandung District Court is scheduled today to hear a defense statement from a team of attorneys representing former Peterpan frontman Nazriel “Ariel” Irham in a high-profile pornography case.

“[The defense statement] is 100 pages long,” team leader OC Kaligis said in Bandung on Thursday as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.

Prosecutors have demanded Ariel serve five years’ imprisonment for his role in the production of several pornographic videos involving (among others) famous TV personalities Luna Maya and Cut Tary. They also demanded he pay a fine of Rp 250 million (US$27,750).

Ariel is also expected to read out his plea during the Thursday trial hearing.

“Unlike the defense statement from the attorneys, my plea will be more about common sense than legal technicalities,” Ariel said. “I wrote it myself.”

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