Responding to the Supreme Court’s decision against the spiritual leader and author of more than 150 books, Anand Krishna, the son of Anand , Prashant Gangtani , said “The decision of the Supreme Court is an erroneous decision!”
“We believe that under the Constitution, Criminal Code section 244, an acquittal cannot be appealed. There is no article in the Criminal Code which states that an acquittal is classified into 2 categories namely pure acquittal and impure acquittal. Corrupt people in the Supreme Court created those distinctions. “Obeying an erroneous decision is the same as violating the law” Prashant added.
Prashant also inquired about the Attorney General’s promise he had made during a hearing in the Commission III of the House of Representatives last year. On the occasion, the Attorney General stated that acquittals which do not harm the state’s money will not be appealed. He also asked about how the Prosecutor could base her appeal on jurisprudence.
“In the first semester of a study at the Faculty of Law, it is clearly taught that jurisprudence is used when there is no law which regulates a certain case. In this particular case it’s clear because there is the Article 244 of Criminal Procedure Code. So if the Prosecutor uses jurisprudence for her appeal she breaks the law, and there is also an obvious violation of law committed by the Supreme Court itself. How people would obey the law if the state’s highest legal institution also violates it, “Prashant said.
Regarding the content of the decision, Prashant said there are many discrepancies between the facts and the judgments of the Supreme Court which have been written in the verdict.
Dr. Muhammad A.S. Hikam, APU, the former State Minister for Research and Technology during the National Unity Cabinet of Gus Dur’s era, said in his Facebook account, “The Supreme Court has published the decision of the appeal on its website, a day after the lawyers of the plaintiff demanded that the Supreme Court immediately executes its decision. It is very strange that a high state institution like the Supreme Court succumbed to the pressure of these lawyers.”
“Hopefully God the Almighty guides and enlightens our leaders’s heart and mind God Almighty so that they don’t perpetrate any evil and injustice. Amen.” It is the prayer and the hope of AS Hikam for the law enforcement in Indonesia.
And then AS Hikam also states his support to the struggle of Anand Krishna in his search for justice. “For Mr. Anand Krishna, I will continuously support the struggle of Bapak (Anand Krishna), the same as what I did to the late Gus Dur and to other champions of democracy and human rights.
Reporter: Su Rahman, Translator: Sylvia Sucipto
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