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Prosecutor appeals musician Jerinx's 14-month prison sentence for ‘hate speech’

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    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 28 2020   /  01:00 am
Jerinx SID di Rutan Polda Bali, Denpasar, Bali, Rabu (12/8/2020) (Tribun Bali/I Wayan Erwin Widyaswara)

A prosecutor in Bali has appealed a Denpasar district court verdict sentencing musician I Gede Ari Astina, better known as Jerinx, to 14 months in prison for “hate speech” against the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI). In the previous hearing, prosecutors demanded Jerinx be sentenced to three years in prison for violating Articles 28 and 45 of the 2016 Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law and Article 64 of the Criminal Code. "One of the prosecutors in the case came to the Denpasar district court at around 1:30 p.m. local time to file an appeal against [Jerinx]," Bali Prosecutor's Office spokesperson A. Luga Harlianto said on Thursday. The prosecutor filed the document at the last minute – just within the seven-day window for appeal after the court read the verdict on Nov. 18. Harlianto said the prosecutor con...