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Jakarta Post

Lower court ready to submit Ahok's case dossier to high court

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 24, 2017   /   04:37 pm
Lower court ready to submit Ahok's case dossier to high court North Jakarta District Court chief judge Dwiarso Budi Santiarto (right) reads out a guilty verdict against non-active Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama. (JP/Kurniawan Mas'ud/Pool)

North Jakarta District Court is set to submit on Wednesday the case dossier of Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama to the Jakarta High Court as part of an appeals process for the non-active Jakarta governor’s two-year prison sentence, according to North Jakarta District Court spokesman Hasoloan Sianturi.

Included in the dossier are the police's interrogation report, trial reports and documents submitted by prosecutors and lawyers throughout the trial, reported.

The prosecutors appealed against the court's decision on May 15 to sentence Ahok to two years in prison for blasphemy.

That sentence was harsher than the request made by prosecutors, who only asked for two years’ probation in the lesser charge of inciting hatred towards clergymen, as stipulated under Article 156 of the Criminal Code.

Meanwhile, Ahok has withdrawn his own appeal, saying it was for the “good of the public.” (cal)