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Ariel gets 3.5 years; unrest outside court

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 1 2011   /  10:39 am

Rendezvous: Indonesian singer Nazriel “Ariel” Irham of the group Peterpan (right) hugs his girlfriend Luna Maya in a defendant’s cell prior to the start of his trial at a district court in Bandung, West Java, on Monday. Ariel, who rocked Indonesia after several homemade sex videos found their way to the Internet, was sentenced on Monday to 3.5 years in prison.AP/Achmad IbrahimThe Bandung District Court sentenced Nazriel “Ariel” Irham on Monday to three-and-a-half years in prison and a Rp 250 million (US$27,750) fine for violating the 2008 Pornography Law.The sentence was lighter than that requested by prosecutors, who had sought five years for the former vocalist of boy band Peterpan.The panel of judges, presided over by Singgih Budi Prakoso, determined that it was Ariel and his fiancee, Luna Maya, in the sex videos, and their statements to the contrary had only aggravated Arie...