Alternately, the panel of judges led by Ida Ayu Adnya Dewi with judge members of Dewa Budi Watsara and Made Pasek read out the verdict for the hate speech case with the defendant I Gede Ari Astina alias Jerinx Thursday, November 19. At the end of the conclusion, the panel of judges declared the defendant’s actions guilty, as in the first alternative indictment.
So that the panel of judges sentenced him to imprisonment for one year and two months (14 months). In addition, the defendant was also sentenced to pay a fine of 10 million rupiahs, provided that if not paid, he was replaced by imprisonment for one month.
In this case, the defendant was charged under Article 28 paragraph (2) Jo. Article 45A paragraph (2) Law no. 19 of 2016 concerning Amendments to Law no. 11 of 2008 concerning information and electronic transactions Jo. Article 64 paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code. The verdict was much lower than the prosecution demanded.
Public Prosecutor Otong Hendra Rahayu et al., Stated that based on the evidence presented, the defendant I Gede Aryastina alias Jerinx was found to have been legally and convincingly proven guilty of a criminal act. Namely, deliberately and without the right to disseminate information aimed at creating hatred or enmity for certain individuals and / or groups of society based on ethnicity, religion, race and between groups.
So he was prosecuted for three years.
I Gede Aryastina alias Jerinx, who was sentenced to 14 months in prison and a fine of 10 million rupiahs by the panel of judges at the verdict hearing which was held on Thursday, November 19, although this verdict was lighter than the demands of the public prosecutor who found Jerinx guilty and sentenced to 3 years in prison still feeling disappointed.
Despite being far from the prosecutor’s demands, Jerinx looked disappointed and saddened by the 14-month prison sentence given by the judge. Even when coordinating with his attorney, Jerinx tightly embraced his wife and said he felt sorry for her.
Through their legal counsel, Sugeng Teguh Santoso et al., Were also expressed disappointment with the judge’s decision. “Jerinx’s facial expression is clear. Jerinx is disappointed with this verdict. But we will respond carefully. Therefore, after Jerinx consulted with us, he will spend seven days thinking. Just like the prosecutor. Waiting for seven days (to thinking), “said Sugeng Teguh Santoso.
He continued, his party did not declare an appeal or not. What is there is disappointment with the judge’s decision.
One of the responses was the things that Jerinx put forward. One of them was the undercharge witness, and the linguist who was judged to be the key in this case, namely Jiwa Atmajaya, the judge did not consider at all.
“In fact, this case is based on the consideration of expert testimony. The statement of Atmaja’s soul was not considered. In fact, there are many statements of Atmaja’s soul that can be a basis for making better decisions for Jerinx,” said Sugeng.