The South Jakarta District Attorney issued a warrant on Thursday for the arrest of Playboy Indonesia's Ex-Editor Erwin Arnada after he failed to show up to start his two years prison sentence.
Last August the Supreme Court found Arnada guilty of violating the Criminal Law Article 282 regarding Indecency, overruling an earlier acquittal by the Jakarta High Court and South Jakarta District Court.
Earlier, Arnada's lawyers said that he will serve the prison sentence, but until Friday they were still unaware of his whereabouts.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Press Council Bagir Manan said that the Supreme Court has been wrong in using the Criminal Law as basis for the trial. Because this case is a Press Case, therefore its trial should be based on the Press Law. Due to this fact, Bagir said that Arnada can request for a Judicial Review with the Supreme Court
For details, please read the following media reports :
- Playboy Indonesia's Former Editor at Large (Kompas)
- Playboy Editor Now a Fugitive as Jail Surrender Date Passes (The Jakarta Globe)
- Dewan Pers : Vonis atas Playboy Bentuk Kriminalisasi Pers (Gatra)