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Jakarta Post

Convicted buskers seek rehabilitation over false accusations

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 22 2019   /  01:26 am

Fikri Pribadi spent about three years behind bars after the South Jakarta District Court had found him, along with five teenage friends, guilty in 2013 of murder, a crime they did not commit.Their innocence was proven by the Supreme Court, which overruled the previous verdict by the district court and acquitted Fikri and his friends — Fatahillah, Arga Putra Samosir, Bagus Firdaus, Andro Suprianto and Nurdin Prianto stating that they were victims of wrongful accusations by the police.Recently, with the help of the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta), they filed a lawsuit with the South Jakarta District Court seeking rehabilitation of their names and damages from the police and the Jakarta High Court.The saga began when the six teenagers helped an 18-year-old street busker named Dicky Maulana, whom they found dying under a bridge in Cipulir, South Jakarta, in July 2013. He later di...