Tweet Ends A Prison Sentence
THE South Jakarta District Court sentenced Ahmad Dhani Prasetyo to one year and six months in prison after finding the musician guilty of hate speech on Monday last week.
The panel of judges found that he was proven to have deliberately spread information to incite hatred towards a certain group. “One and a half years of imprisonment and evidence from the public prosecutor will be seized to be destroyed,” said judge Ratmoho, reading the verdict.
Dhani’s troubles began when, through his Twitter account, he criticized then-Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama’s alleged religious blasphemy...