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Nuril case reinforces need for ITE Law revision

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana and Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 12 2019   /  01:11 am

The case of Baiq Nuril Maknun, the West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) woman who was convicted of defaming her alleged sexual harasser, has once again led to demands for a revision of the controversial Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law to remove the catch-all clauses that were used in Nuril’s prosecution.Presidential staffer Jaleswari Pramodhawardani said revisions to the law should be considered to prevent cases such as Nuril’s happening again.“We have received several suggestions and complaints from many experts about the elastic clauses in the ITE law,” she said after meeting with a group of activists advocating for Nuril on Thursday, as quoted by Antara news agency. “Going forward it is important for us to consider how to ensure the law does not ensnare innocent victims.”Nuril was found guilty of circulating a recording of a phone call in which the principal of the s...