Police said the case file against Buni Yani, right, the man involved in the blasphemy allegations against Jakarta Governor Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama, has been finalized. (Antara Photo/Reno Esnir)

Police Complete Case File Against Buni Yani

BY :BAYU MARHAENJATI

APRIL 05, 2017

Jakarta. Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono said the case file against Buni Yani, the man involved in the blasphemy allegations against Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, has been finalized.

Buni is accused of having uploaded a heavily edited video of a speech Ahok made on Pramuka Island in Jakarta's Thousand Islands district last year, in which the governor said nobody should manipulate verses from the Koran for political gain.

"Buni Yani's case file was declared complete by the West Java prosecutor's office a week ago," Argo said in Jakarta on Wednesday (05/04).

"We will submit the second phase [of the case file] on the suspect and evidence to the West Java prosecutor's office next week," he added.

Investigators from the Jakarta Police's cybercrime unit previously named Buni a suspect in alleged incitement involving race, religion, ethnicity and group affiliation.

He was charged in November last year with editing and sharing the doctored video of Ahok's speech on social media.

Buni faces a six-year prison term or a Rp 1 billion ($75,000) fine if found guilty of having violated the Electronic Transaction and Information Law.

The former lecturer has approached the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and the Ombudsman for assistance.

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