Court Rejects Buskers' Case Review, Claims over False Accusation

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The South Jakarta District Court rejected the case review and damages filed by four buskers over false accusation and wrongful arrest for a crime they did not commit. The court's judge Elfian said the lawsuit had expired.

    "The plaintiffs' appeal is rejected entirely," Elfian said when reading the verdict yesterday, July 30.

    The four street buskers; Fatahillah, Arga a.k.a. Ucok, Fikri, and Bagus Firdaus a.k.a. Pau, were arrested by the police in 2013.

    Together with two other buskers, Andro Supriyanto and Nurdin Priyanto, they were accused of killing Dicky Maulana, a street performer found dead under Cipulir Bridge in South Jakarta, on June 30, 2013.

    The street singers said they were forced by the police to admit committing the murder. They were found guilty and sentenced to prison that same year.

    However, the Supreme Court in 2016 overruled the lower court's verdict and acquitted the buskers

    ADAM PRIREZA