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Fadli Zon Puzzled by Prosecutor's Charge Against Ahok  
House Deputy Speaker Fadli Zon. TEMPO/Vindry Florentin
Friday, 21 April, 2017 | 07:48 WIB
Fadli Zon Puzzled by Prosecutor's Charge Against Ahok  

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - House of Representatives' Deputy Speaker, Fadli Zon, admits that he is perplexed by the prosecutor’s charge against the blasphemy suspect, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama better known as Ahok, where they charged Ahok with a one year imprisonment and with an added two-year probation.

“I think it needs to be studied thoroughly by a law expert to determine if it’s a reasonable or contrived charge. We want it to be fair and based on existing laws,” Fadli said on Thursday, April 21, 2017.

Fadli says that the law must continue to be enforced against Ahok. “If it stops here, people will perceive it as an election matter,” he says. He argues that Ahok’s legal case is purely about legal matters and must be continued even though it has affected the result of the recent Jakarta Gubernatorial Election.

The prosecutor considers Ahok is proved to have conducted the offense that was charged. Public prosecutor Ali Murkatono said; “THe suspect, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok, is guilty for committing a crime by publicly spreading statements of hate or insulting a certain group as regulated in Article 156 Criminal Code.”

Prosecutors assessed what Ahok had done during his work visit to the Thousand Islands sparked public unsettlement, which also caused misunderstanding throughout a number of Indonesian society.



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