Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Prita is Free from Criminal Charges

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.

For detailed reports, please click here and here.

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.


colson said...

Okay! The system seems to be functioning properly ( this time).

H. Nizam said...


Hopefully the verdict will be followed by other judges trying similar cases as jurisprudence.

cjmc said...

This is really great one. I wonder how strict the laws in there. How i wish that the law in RI be the same in Nevada for Manny Pacquiao suit of defamation against the Mayweather. :)

H. Nizam said...


Nowadays our country going through a change in the implementation of laws and preservation of justice.
But I am not aware about the defamation case in Nevada that you mention. I'll check your blog.

Thanks for dropping by my friend.