REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Constitutional Law expert at Parahyangan University Asep Warlan Yusuf said the authorities has violated Law No. 12/1995 on Corrections, related to the place of detention of convicted blasphemer Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok. The authorities have not transferred Ahok to Correctional Institution up until now.
"Ahok was sentenced two years imprisonment and his judicial review to challenge the court's decision has been rejected, so there is no more reason to not move him to official detention center,” said Asep on Sunday (April 1).
According to Asep, Ahok's detention period at National Polices Mobile Brigade Command Headquarters (Mako Brimob) in Depok since May 2017 would not reduce his imprisonment sentence. The time calculation for Ahok's punishment should be started after moving him to official detention center.
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"When the prisoner is not placed at official detention center, it won't be calculated because detention of period is different than his coaching at Mako Brimob," Asep added.
Furthermore, Asep explained Attorney General has a duty to execute the court's decision against Ahok.
Previously, Ahok through his lawyer team filed judicial review on February 2, as it was his effort to challenge North Jakarta District Court on his blasphemy case. Based on his lawyer, Josefina Agatha Syukur’s statement, his client wanted to ask for a review to lighten up the two years confinement verdict base on Buni Yani's verdict. The former Jakarta Governor has been jailed at Mako Brimob in Depok after he was sentenced for his blasphemous statement regarding Al Maidah 51 Quranic verse.