The Jakarta Post
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has sent a letter recommending amnesty for Baiq Nuril Makmun, a West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) woman convicted for defaming her alleged sexual harasser, to the House of Representatives.
Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly confirmed that the president had sent a State Secretariat official with the letter to the House on Monday afternoon.
"We will await the consideration of the House," he told reporters on Monday.
House secretary-general Indra Iskandar confirmed that he had received the letter and that it would be read at the House's plenary meeting on Tuesday.
Upon hearing the news, Nuril, a 42-year-old mother of three, burst into tears, as shown in a video posted by Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) coordinator Damar Juniarto on Twitter.
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