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Jambi rape victim accused of abortion walks free

  • Jon Afrizal

    The Jakarta Post

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Jambi   /   Mon, July 8, 2019   /  06:32 pm
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The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a teenage rape victim in Jambi.(JP/Jon Afrizal)

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a teenage rape victim in Jambi, who had been accused of an illegal abortion, rejecting the cassation filed by the Muarabulian Prosecutor’s Office. Damar Idiyanto, the lawyer representing the girl, said he had heard of “the good news” but had not received any copy of the court’s decision yet.

“This means [the girl] has been cleared of all charges,” he told The Jakarta Post on Monday. “This decision is final,” he said. The decision also meant that the girl’s 35-year-old mother would be freed of the accusation that she was involved in the abortion, he added. Batanghari District Court head Derman P. Nababan said the Muarabulian District Court had yet to receive any court excerpts or a copy of the decision in the case, as had the general crimes section head of the Batangha...