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The book is proven to contain insults and libel against the President.

Tunggul Kumoro   31 May 2017 10:45

The author of the book 'Jokowi Undercover', Bambang Tri Mulyono filed an appeal against his three-year imprisonment sentence the Blora District Court dropped on Monday.

"I declared an appeal," Bambang said.

Bambang even more claimed that he will replace all his lawyers he considered failed to defend him in the defamation case.

Bambang got into trouble after he launched a book titled 'Jokowi Undercover' in which allegedly has statements of insult, defamation and libel against President Joko Widodo. The book was also said to contain statements that could incite interracial and inter-religion conflict.

Bambang was arrested on Dec. 31, 2016 in Blora and was taken to Jakarta for questioning.

Police then confirmed the case complete and handed it to the Blora District Court on Feb. 27, 2017.

Bambang was charged under the Law of Information and Electronic Transaction (ITE) no.40/2008 on the Abolition of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Article 207 of the Criminal Code on insulting the authorities. The verdict however, was lighter than the prosecutors' demand of a four-year imprisonment.

 

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