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Prita: I will appeal to the Supreme Court

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 4 2009   /  02:19 pm

Prita Mulyasari said she will take her appeal to the Supreme Court following a high court decision finding her guilty and instructing her to pay Rp 204 million (US$ 21,640) in damages. Prita's civil trial, held in the Banten High Court, decided Wednesday that Prita, the housewife who complained about Omni International Hospital's poor services through her blog, was guilty of defamation and fined her Rp 204 million. "I do not agree with the court ruling, but it happened anyway. We will just continue our fight," she told news portal vivanews.com. The mother of two said she could not afford to pay the damages imposed by the court. "That is an enormous amount for me," she told news portal tempointeraktif.com. Prita said apart from paying the fine, the court also demanded she publicly apologize. Omni International Hospital, an upscale hospital in Tangerang, had f...