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Jakarta Post

Nuril finally gets amnesty after five-year struggle

  • Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Mataram   /   Tue, July 30, 2019   /  03:43 pm
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Baiq Nuril Maknum (center)(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Baiq Nuril Maknun and her team of lawyers fell to the floor and kissed the ground in gratitude after hearing that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had agreed to grant her an amnesty in the defamation case that had loomed over her for five years. “Bu Nuril is very happy and immediately kneeled in gratitude hearing this news,” Nuril’s lawyer, Joko Dumadi, said on Monday in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). “Thank God, and thank you that the struggle of five years has finally given us an extraordinary result.” Joko added that the President had invited Nuril to accept the amnesty decree in person at the State Palace, and she expected to hear from the President’s staff about when this would be possible. Nuril, a 42-year old former high school teacher and mother of three, was convicted of defaming her alleged sexual harasser, the pri...