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Porn law claims first high-profile offender

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 23 2010   /  09:26 am

The police have named popular singer Nazril “Ariel” Ilham a suspect for pornography offences after sex videos allegedly featuring him and his two model girlfriends circulated on the Internet.Ariel will be the first celebrity charged with the controversial pornography law, passed in 2008 after years of heated debate on whether such a law was needed. Police say he is also charged for violating another controversial law on electronic information and transaction, which punishes  those who spread indecent images, and for violating the Criminal Code.The Pornography Law stipulates anyone who produces, makes, copies, circulates, broadcasts, offers, trades, loans or provides porn content can face up to 12 years in prison.Article 43 of the same law also rules that anybody who stores porn content in any form should destroy it or hand it over to police within 30 days after the law was endor...