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UU ITE / 9 December 2019

• What is the case? Two people have been arrested for posting content on social deemed insulting to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. Among the two arrested was Juranda Aditya from Bangka regency, Bangka Belitung Islands, who posted a photo of Jokowi and comedian Andre Taulany. Andre was recently accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad on TV after making a joke about how the prophet smelled like 1,000 flowers. Having been reported to the police but not prosecuted, Andre denied the accusation and apologized for his controversial remark. Juranda captioned the photo: “The President is more noble than the Prophet [Muhammad], Insulting the President equals jail time, [while if you] insult the prophet, you only need to apologize”. The photo was posted on June 18 on his account Juranda Konyoll. “He was arrested for alleged hate speech and spreading fake news. He was arrested while working in a hotel in Sungailiat,” Sr. Comr. Indra Krismayadi, director of special crimes at the Bangka Belitung Police, said as quoted by tempo.co on Wednesday. Indra said Juranda had posted several articles that allegedly contained hate speech on his Facebook account. He could be charged under articles 45 and 28 of the Electronic Information and Transactions…

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