A person in Aceh is ready to serve greater than 16 years in jail for raping his niece, after his current acquittal by a non secular court docket within the province was overturned by Indonesia’s Supreme Court docket.
In early 2021, the district-level Aceh Besar Sharia Court docket sentenced the rapist, recognized by his initials DP, to 200 months (16.5 years) in jail and 100 lashings for raping his niece, in accordance with the province’s Qanun (Islamic prison code). The sentence was overturned on attraction on the provincial-level Aceh Sharia Court docket in Might 2021, which acquitted DP as a result of lack of proof towards him.
Prosecutors within the case then filed an attraction with the Supreme Court docket difficult the acquittal. The Supreme Court docket not too long ago dominated that the proof towards DP offered within the decrease degree sharia court docket ought to have stood, and reinstated his 200 months jail sentence in accordance with the Qanun.
“The punishment is extra harsh than the utmost punishment below Indonesia’s Little one Safety Legislation, which is 15 years,” Aceh Sharia Court docket Chairwoman Rosmawardani said yesterday when confirming the Supreme Court docket’s choice.
Although Rosmawardani didn’t supply particular causes for acquitting DP within the first place, she argued that this case illustrates that functioning checks and balances are in place between the province’s nationwide and spiritual judicial methods.
The sufferer’s father, who was recognized by his initials MA, was additionally accused of raping his daughter. Nonetheless, the Aceh Besar Sharia Court docket acquitted him of all charges citing lack of proof towards him.
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