Today, the District Court of Tangerang, Banten, has acquitted Prita Mulyasari (32) of the Defamation charges filed against her by the Tangerang Prosecutors Office.
In previous trial, the Prosecutors have demanded Prita be sentenced to six months in jail for Defaming Omni International Hospital in Tangerang based on the Electronic Information and Transaction Law.
The judges said that Prita only sent e-mails to her relatives and friends warning them to be careful with the hospital's poor services.
In reaction to the verdict the Prosecutors plan to appeal said verdict, thus Prita must wait for 14 days to know whether or not the Criminal charges is on.
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Beside Criminal proceedings Prita is facing the hospital's Civil Lawsuit, in which the District Court of Tangerang and High Court of Banten have found her guilty and fined her Rp 204 million. These Verdicts have sparked people all over Indonesia to donate coins worth more than Rp 600 million plus hundred millions more of paper money. Prita has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court against this lawsuit and counter claimed the hospital to pay compensation of Rp 1 Trillion.
Photo : Courtesy of The Jakarta Post.