Jonru alias Jon Riah Ukur Ginting sentenced to one year and six months in prison and a fine of Rp50 million for proven to spread hatred and hostility based on SARA in social media.
The verdict read out in the East Jakarta District Court on Friday (02/02) is lighter than the two-year prison sentence imposed by the prosecutor.
The panel of judges led by Antoino Simbolon declared the defendant’s actions “proven legitimate and convincing of committing a crime of disseminating information of hatred and racial intolerance.”
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In the ruling, Jonru is deemed to be legally proven and convincing guilty as stipulated in Article 28 Paragraph (2) juncto 45a Paragraph 2 of Law Number 19 Year 2016 which is renewed into Law number 11 Year 2008 on Information and Electronic Transactions.
After listening to this verdict, Jonru before the panel of judges said he was still “wondering” whether to file an appeal lawsuit or not.
Jonru has many followers in social media, which is about 1.47 million followers. His Twitter account has 92.5 thousand followers, Instagram 66,7 thousand, and Periscope 531 followers.
Before being reported to the police in September 2017, Jonru Ginting was actively active in social media through his comments or links.
He is also known to many followers, which is about 1.47 million followers. His Twitter account has 92.5 thousand followers, Instagram 66,7 thousand, and Periscope 531 followers.
The name Jonru began to be known in the social media world in Indonesia before the 2014 Presidential Election.
Jonru is reported by a number of individuals, including Muannas Al Aidid and Mohammed Zakir Rashidin, to the police for allegedly spreading hatred and defamation since the middle of last year.
This report is based on its posting of accounts suspected to belong to Jonru Ginting on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
One of them is covering Jonru’s uploads about President Joko Widodo and the accusations that mention someone as the family of the Indonesian Communist Party leader Dipa Nusantara Aidit.