Comments: Boy gets 40 months for killing FPI member
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July 18, p. 2
The Bogor District Court has convicted a 17-year-old boy of killing a member of the local branch of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) in May.
The boy, Bogor resident Ival Reza Yulian Mahendra, was sentenced to three-and-half years’ imprisonment for fatal assault under Article 351 of the Criminal Code (KUHP), presiding judge Sakilah said on Tuesday while reading the verdict.
The law must be upheld and should be indiscriminate. If law enforcers are selectively making decisions, this will not give a deterrent effect to the accused.
When three Ahmadis were killed last year in Cikeusik, Banten, the killers received only six months. But when one of their own ilk is killed and the killer gets 40 months, they cry wolf.