The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights has not given Remission to Ahok

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, August 17 2017 - 13:45 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta- Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly stated that his party has not given remission to former Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok because it has not fulfilled the requirements.

"Not yet ... not yet qualified," said Yasonna at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Building, Jakarta, Thursday (17/08/2017)

Meanwhile, Plt. Director General of The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights Ma'mun explained that Ahok has not fulfilled the remission requirement because he has not served a prison term for 6 months.

Related to whether Ahok can get a remission, Ma'mun states will see the development during Ahok undergoing the imprisonment.

"There is an administrative and substance requirement, the administration must be at least 6 months, if the substance is about behavior, what is good behavior, does not violate the rules inside," he said.

He also stated that Ahok cooperative and no problem during the time of imprisonment in Mako Brimob Depok, West Java.

Previously, the North Jakarta District Court panel handed down two years imprisonment against the accused Ahok for being legally and convincingly proven guilty of a crime against religious blasphemy on May 9, 2017.

The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights gave a general remission on August 17, 2017 to 92,816 inmates throughout Indonesia.

"The proposed remission of 92,816 people, the general remission I got remission and not yet free was 90,372 people, and general remission II which after the direct remission of 2,444 people free," said Minister of Justice and Human Rights at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Building here Thursday.

Meanwhile, Yasonna said, for inmates of terrorism cases that received 35 people remissions, narcotics cases as many as 14,661, and corruption cases as many as 400 people.

According to Yasonna, with the provision of remissions in 2017 the country could save about Rp102 billion.

"From the provision of this remission there is also a savings from our calculations that saved Rp102 billion, so gini if ​​the general remission I save Rp98 billion and general remissions II sparing Ro3.5 billion total about Rp102 billion," said Yasonna.

Based on Kemenkumham data as of August 14, 2017 the number of prisoners and detainees throughout Indonesia amounted to 226,143 people with details of inmates as many as 156,613 people and prisoners 69,530 people.

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