Friday, November 26, 2010
Sheikh Puji sentencing hearing lasted nearly 6 hours, starting at 09.30 am until 15:30 pm, with a tight guard of police officers. In the trial, Sheikh Puji accompanied by his lawyer, OC Kaligis. The judges said Sheikh Puji has been proven to have violated Article 81 of Law No.23 Year 2002 on Child Protection, intentionally commit violence or threats of violence, forcing children to perform sexual intercourse with him or anyone else. Sheikh Puji is also presumed to wedge right of the child for having married Lutviana Ulfa, which on August 8, 2008 was only 12 years old.
Decision of the judges is lower than the demands of the prosecutor who demanded the defendant to prison for six years and fined as much as 60 million rupiah subsidiary of six months in prison.
Responding to the sentence of 4 years, the lawyer Sheikh Puji, OC Kaligis, immediately filed an appeal. While the public prosecutor, said thoughtfully. The trial is also filled by residents and activists. Dozens of police were also looking to secure the trial.
Once the 4-year sentence the judge pronounced the judge, Sheikh Puji two wives, Umm Hani and Lutviana Ulfa, who is always faithful awaiting trial, could not keep from crying sad.