Man in North Sumatra jailed for insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook

first_imgJudges at the Simalungun District Court in North Sumatra have sentenced Gernal Luncu Nainggolan to one year in prison after he was found guilty of insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook.The verdict hearing took place on Oct. 8. The sentence was lighter than the initial punishment demanded by prosecutors of 1.5 years’ imprisonment.Presiding judge A. Hadi Nasution said the judges opted for a lighter sentence as Gernal had apologized for his mistakes. Both the defendant and prosecutors accepted the verdict and decided not to file an appeal.Read also: Medan YouTuber sentenced to prison for insulting Prophet Muhammad’s wife in a viral videoSimalungun Prosecutor’s Office intelligence unit head Ratno Timur Habeahan told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday that prosecutors decided to accept the verdict because the sentence still fulfilled two-thirds of the initial sentence demand.He added the prosecutors were still waiting to receive a copy of the verdict before transferring Gernal to a penitentiary, with the defendant sent to the Pematang Siantar detention center in the meantime.Gernal was found guilty of violating articles 45A and 28 of the 2016 Electronic Information and Transactions Law on inciting hatred on the basis of ethnicity, religion or race. He was reported to the authorities for a Facebook post that allegedly insulted Prophet Muhammad.He also mentioned controversial cleric Bahar bin Ali bin Smith in another post in May.Officers from the Simalungun Police arrested Gernal on May 21. He pleaded guilty and apologized for actions upon his arrest. (ami)Topics :last_img read more

How much for rugby star Quade Cooper’s luxury Brisbane home?

first_imgOne of the sleek bathrooms in the home.Records show Cooper paid $1.845 million for the property in 2015, but it was extensively renovated by Graya Construction a year ago. The above-ground pool and outdoor terrace.The rugby star and former Miss Universe Australia listed the property in November before moving to Melbourne, where Cooper has signed with the Melbourne Rebels. Quade Cooper and Laura Dundovic are selling their Bulimba home. Picture: Adam Head.HOW much would you pay for the home of a rugby star and his model girlfriend?Well, we now know just how much Quade Cooper and Laura Dundovic want for their renovated Brisbane pad. This Bulimba property is on the market for $2.65m.The luxury house in Bulimba has been given a $2.65 million price tag after failing to sell at auction late last year.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agocenter_img The home has a rooftop terrace.The home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pool and a 12m marina berth on the Brisbane River.It is for sale through Damon Warat and Ed Cherry of Ray White. The Bulimba home comes with a 12m marina berth on the Brisbane River.last_img read more