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Jakarta Post

Disgraced judge is fired

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 12 2012   /  09:58 am

Disgraced: This series of photos shows justice Ahmad Yamani reacting as a member of the Judges’ Ethics Council reads out his verdict at the Supreme Court in Jakarta on Tuesday. Yamani was dishonorably discharged for unprofessional conduct when handling an appeal filed by a drug convict. JP/Ricky YudhistiraAfter atempting to escape punishment, controversial Supreme Court justice Ahmad Yamani was dishonorably discharged from his position on Tuesday for commuting a sentence handed down to a drug czar.

The disgraced Yamani is the first Supreme Court justice in the country to be dismissed for wrongdoing.

Despite the critical mistake by Yamani — commuting a convict’s jail sentence — the Judges’ Ethics Council ruled against him for an ethics violation.

“We decided to fire him after finding him guilty of breaching the ethics code of honesty,” Judges’ Ethics ...