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Bali musician Jerinx gets 14 months in jail for hate speech against doctors association

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    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 21 2020   /  01:04 pm
Jerinx SID di Rutan Polda Bali, Denpasar, Bali, Rabu (12/8/2020) (Tribun Bali/I Wayan Erwin Widyaswara)

Denpasar district court in Bali has sentenced musician I Gede Ari Astina, who goes by the stage name Jerinx, to 14 months in prison after finding him guilty of spreading hate speech against the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) through his social media account. "We declare defendant I Gede Ari Astina aka Jerinx guilty of committing a crime, as he intentionally and erroneously spread information that aimed to incite hatred or hostility against a certain group of people," said presiding judge Ida Ayu Adnya on Wednesday. "[The court] sentences the defendant to one year and two months in jail and a fine of Rp 10 million [US$706] or an extra one month’s imprisonment," she further stated. The sentence was lighter than the prosecutors' demand for a three-year prison sentence. Jerinx's lawyer, Wayan Suardana, said they had not yet decided whether ...