Court to hand down verdict on Miryam's perjury trial today
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Corruption Court is to hand down the verdict in the perjury trial of former House of Representatives lawmaker Miryam S. Haryani.
Miryam was being tried for making untruthful statements during the investigation and trial of the high-profile electronic identity (e-ID) graft case.
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors had called for an eight-year sentence during a session on Oct. 24, if the ex-Hanura Party politician was found guilty of the crime.
They also asked that she be fined Rp 300 million (US$22,140.24) or serve an additional six months in prison.
The proposed sentence was supported by witnesses who testified that there were no indications that Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators had pressured Miryam during their investigation into the e-ID graft case, as she had claimed.
It was also uncovered during Miryam's trial that fellow lawmakers, including Golkar Party politician Markus Nari, had tried to influence her to retract her statements.
Miryam told the court in March that she had retracted all statements she had made to KPK investigators, saying that she had made the statements under intimidation by the investigators. The KPK investigators dismissed her claim in their court testimony on March 30. (ebf)
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