Selasa , 09 May 2017, 10:19 WIB

ACTA reveals four strong evidences of blasphemy

Rep: Dea Alvi Soraya/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda
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A petition at change.org urged Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) to apologise for religious blasphemy citing The Holy Quran Surah Al Maidah verse 51 as a false guidance for Muslim in choosing a leader.
A petition at change.org urged Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) to apologise for religious blasphemy citing The Holy Quran Surah Al Maidah verse 51 as a false guidance for Muslim in choosing a leader.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Chairman of Patriotic Advocate (ACTA) Kris Ibnu T Wahyudi worried the judges in blasphemy case would let Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) free from allegation even though he has noted at least there are four strong evidences.

With those four evidences, Kris said the judges could convict the defendant with maximum penalty and with the blasphemy article 156a of the Criminal Code. 

Kris said the first evidence was several version of videotapes that have been confirmed as original, without any added or erased scene. The sound and image of the video are clear. "We could hear Ahok words by words," he said on Tuesday.

The second evidence was testimony of Seribu Island resident. The witness confirmed Ahok has conveyed the controversial speech and they feel offended. "So, there was no politization to the case as accused by the defendant legal team," Kris explained.

Kris said the legal team of the defendant was rolling a propaganda saying that only parties who filed police reports against Ahok that feel offended by Ahok's statement.

The third evidence was Ahok's own recognition on the videotape. He admitted to say the sentences. "The defendant's acknowledgement is one of the important evidence," Kris said.

The last evidence was Indonesian Council of Ulama's Fatwa (MUI) religious stance. MUI has been the reference for the judges in deciding cases of religious blasphemy. "I hope the judges of North Jakarta District Court will have no doubt in giving a proper punishment so the people know there is no one who is immune to the law in this country," he said.