Selebtek.suara.com – Bahar Bin Smith, the defendant in the alleged case of spreading false news, is rumored to be free from detention in the near future.
Bahar Smith, who was found guilty and sentenced to six months and 15 days by the Bandung District Court, has been in detention for six months. Thus he will soon be released from prison.
Bahar Smith’s attorney, Ichwan Tuankotta explained that the speaker was just waiting for his release.
“Tomorrow means six months, so we’re just waiting for the time actually, maybe one week ahead, but we’ll try to calculate it again,” said Ichwan, Tuesday (16/8/2022), quoted from Antara.
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Bahar Smith’s verdict is lower than the demands of the public prosecutor (JPU) who demanded five years in prison.
He was sentenced to six months and 15 days in prison for a case of false speech or hoaxes during a lecture in Bandung Regency, West Java.
“Judging, sentenced Habib Bahar Smith to imprisonment for six months and 15 days,” said Chief Justice Dodong Rusdani when reading the verdict at the Bandung District Court, Bandung City, West Java.
According to the judge, the verdict, which is lighter than the prosecutor’s demands, is a warning to Bahar to filter his words when giving a lecture.
The burdensome thing for Bahar Smith was that he had previously been convicted of other cases, with the mitigating factor being being polite during the trial and having family responsibilities.
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Bahar was dragged to court because of his remarks that Rizieq Shihab was imprisoned for holding the Maulid Nabi and six FPI soldiers who were tortured to death.
After reading the verdict, Judge Dodong asked Bahar to be wiser when giving lectures.
“Thus the decision is based on actual legal facts,” he said.