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Viral flag bearer stands trial, court's website hacked

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, December 20, 2019   /  02:20 pm
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Dede Luthfi Alfianda protests controversial legislation at the House of Representatives complex in Central Jakarta on Sept. 25. He is now on trial at the Central Jakarta District Court. (KOMPAS.com/GARRY LOTULUNG)(KOMPAS.com/GARRY LOTULUNG/KOMPAS.com/GARRY LOTULUNG)

Dede Luthfi Alfiandi, 20, whose photo clutching an Indonesian flag to his face has become an emblem of September’s student protests over controversial bills in the House of Representatives, is currently standing trial at the Central Jakarta District Court. The hearings began on Dec. 12, when prosecutors charged Luthfi under Article 170(1) of the Criminal Code (KUHP) for violence against persons or properties, Article 212 in relation to Article 214 for violence against police officers and Article 218 for remaining in a crowd that has been told by the police to disperse. He could face a maximum of seven years in prison. After his second hearing on Wednesday, the official website of the Central Jakarta District Court was reportedly hacked to show a photo of him that went viral, a link to an article about his charges and a sentence reading "Tertangkap berorasi dihukum p...