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Khofifah praises death sentence for Tangerang rapists and murderers

  • Hans Nicholas Jong

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 10, 2017   /  05:23 pm
Khofifah praises death sentence for Tangerang rapists and murderers Social Affairs Minister KhofIfah Indar Parawansa attends a hearing at the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Sept. 1. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa praised the death sentence handed down to two men found guilty of raping and murdering 19-year-old Eno Parihah by the Tangerang District Court.

“The sentence gives legal certainty for the protection of women and children, and ensures justice, especially for the family of the victim,” Khofifah said on Friday.

She said what the culprits, Imam Harpriadi, 24, and Rahmat Arifin, 24, did was beyond comprehension, and surely left scars that would last for a lifetime for Eno’s family.

Therefore, Khofifah believed the sentence fit the crime.

She said she hoped the sentence would have a deterrent effect, and thus reduce the number of sexual violence cases against women and children in the country.

Eno’s death has rocked Tangerang given the brutality Imam, Rahmat and another perpetrator inflicted upon their victim. The other perpetrator, a 15-year-old boy, was sentenced to 10 years in prison last year. (evi)