sentenced Nazril Irham a.k.a Ariel, Singer of Pop Band Peterpan, to three and a half years in jail, and pay a Fine of Rp 250 million for distributing pornographic material on the internet.
This sentence is much lower than what the Prosecutors have requested i.e. five years based on the Pornography Law and the Criminal Law.
Ariel has been detained by the Police in Jakarta since he surrendered on 22 June 2010 over two video that allegedly show him having sex with TV presenters Luna Maya and Cut Tary. His prison sentence shall be reduced by the time he has spent in detention.
The sentence was protested by around 1,000 members of fanatic Islam group who demanded that Ariel should be sentenced to five years as demanded by the Prosecutors.
I hope that the judges passed its verdict merely based on their own consideration and not because they were pressured by anyone.