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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sirra Prayuna, Lawyer for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama: Unusual Verdict

After debating with the prosecutor, Sirra Prayuna accompanied Basuki Tjahaja Purnama to Cipinang Prison in East Jakarta, on Tuesday last week. However, Sirra and other members of Basuki’s legal team felt that his detention was not in line with procedure. "There are strange aspects to the judges’ verdict," said Sirra, at the Legal Aid Office of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), last week.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.