Thursday, 25 Safar 1441 / 24 October 2019

Thursday, 25 Safar 1441 / 24 October 2019

Ahmad Dhani submits appeal to Jakarta High Court

Selasa 29 Jan 2019 18:15 WIB

Rep: Idealisa Masyrafina/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda

Convicted in hate speech case Ahmad Dhani

Convicted in hate speech case Ahmad Dhani

Foto: Antara/Sigid Kurniawan
Ahmad Dhani jailed for his provocative tweets.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Lawyer team of Ahmad Dhani appealed on the decision of the South Jakarta District Court, which sentenced the musician and politician to a prison sentence of one and half year. An appeal statement was submitted to the DKI Jakarta High Court on Tuesday (Jan 29).

"We submit an appeal statement to the Jakarta High Court on Tuesday, which was prepared after the judge read the verdict," said Hendarsam Marantoko, Ahmad Dhani's lawyer in Jakarta.

Hendarsam stated that the next step that will be taken by the legal counselor of Dhani was to register the appeal memory after receiving a copy of the verdict from the South Jakarta District Court. Previously, Presiding Judge Ratmoho sentenced Dhani to a 1.5-year prison sentence for being found guilty legally and convincingly committed a criminal act.

In addition to punishing one year and six months, the judge also ordered Dhani to be detained. "Ordering the defendant to be detained, and the evidence stipulated by the public prosecutor to be seized for destruction, namely one simcard to be destroyed by means of being disabled," said Ratmoho.

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Ratmoho said Ahmad Dhani was proven to have committed a criminal act intentionally and without rights, ordered to conduct and disseminate information, which was intended to cause hatred or hostility. Through his Twitter account @AHMADDHANIPRAST, there were three tweets that were proven to be aimed at one particular community group based on ethnicity, religion, race, and inter- groups (SARA).

The judge's verdict was lighter than the prosecutor's charge that demanded a two-years prison sentence.

The Prosecutor considered Dhani to have violated Article 45 paragraph (2) in conjunction with Article 28 paragraph (2) concerning Law Number 19 of 2016 concerning Amendment to Law Number 11 Year 2008 concerning Information and Electronic Transactions in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code.

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