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Postelection rioters found guilty, to be released soon

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Jakarta   /   Wed, September 18, 2019   /  04:20 pm
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A group of defendants in the postelection riot case attend their trial at the Central Jakarta District Court on Monday.(kompas.com/Cynthia Lova)

A number of people who participated in the May 21 to 22 postelection protests have been found guilty of disobeying authorities who told them to disperse when the protest turned into a riot.  Some, however, will be released by next week, while others immediately obtained their freedom as they had served their detention period throughout the trial process. At the West Jakarta District Court, presiding judge Rita Elsy sentenced 10 people, Hartono, 43, Abdul Rohim, 34, Arifin, 29, Indra Gunawan, 24, Achmad Ismail, 25, Wahyu, 29, Herman, 22, Aksan, 18, Febby, 23, and Nurdin, 23, to four months in jail for participating in the riot on May 22 near the Mobile Brigade housing complex (Asrama Brimob) in Petamburan, West Jakarta. Rita said the defendants had violated articles 218, 55(1) and 53(1) of the Criminal Code (KUHP) for disobeying the orders of authorities on duty to...