Sabtu 02 Feb 2019 03:38 WIB

Buni Yani executed to Gunung Sindur prison

Buni Yani will serve a sentence of 18 months in jail starting from Feb 1.

Rep: Rusdy Nurdiansyah, Idealisa Masyrafina/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda
Buni Yani (right)
Foto: Antara/Reno Esnir
Buni Yani (right)

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Buni Yani finally fulfilled the summon of the Depok District Prosecutor's Office (Kejari) to be imprisoned as the Supreme Court has rejected his appeal. He arrived around 19.30 Western Indonesian Time (WIB) on Friday.

"I'm going to Gunung Sindur prison," Buni said to the reporters before being taken to the Gunung Sindur Correctional Institution, West Java.

Earlier on Friday, Buni accompanied by his attorney, Aldwin Rahardian, visited the Parliament complex in Senayan, Jakarta, to report his case to members of House of Representatives (DPR RI). Buni who made a request to be jailed at the Mako Brimob prison in Kelapa Dua, Depok, where Basuki Tjahaja Purnama "Ahok" was detained for blasphemy.

"It was because of Ahok, so why did I not go there too," said Buni Yani at the Parliament Complex, Senayan, Jakarta, on Friday (Feb 1).

Buni Yani was sentenced to 18 months in prison by the Bandung District Court. He was found guilty of violating Article 32 paragraph of the Information and Electronic Transactions Law (UU ITE) for uploading and commenting a video of Ahok as the Governor of DKI Jakarta on October 6, 2016. The video posted on Buni's Facebook was only 30 seconds, while the original video lasted 1 hour 48 minutes 33 seconds.

The Supreme Court has refused to repair the cassation from Buni Yani with the file number for filing case W11.U1 / 2226 / HN.02.02 / IV / 2018 since November 26, 2018.

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