Indonesian singer faces prison sentence for violating anti-pornography laws (photos)

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Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia

Indonesian singer and actress, Gisela Anastasia, is facing a prison sentence, after a sex tape stolen from her phone was spread and posted on the Internet.

Anastasia, 30, appeared in a 19-second video that went viral last November, and she is now accused of violating anti-pornography laws in Indonesia.

According to “The Sun” newspaper, the clip was filmed in a hotel room in the Indonesian province of North Sumatra in 2017.

Two days after it was uploaded to the Internet, a lawyer informed the police in the capital, Jakarta, of the clip, saying, “ It must be investigated to stop the distribution of pornography on social media that millions of Indonesians have seen.”

Indonesian singer faces prison sentence for violating anti-pornography laws (photos)

Anastasia and a man known as Michael Yukinobo Devritis admitted that they were the couple seen in the clip, but said the video was taken from a cell phone that Anastasia had lost and someone else uploaded it to the Internet.

Local police said that two men have been charged in connection with the accident, and Anastasia and Devretis are also being investigated.

Police questioned Anastasia twice, without holding her and Devretis, and a Jakarta police spokesman said, “ When asked why she was registered, she said it was for personal documentation, and she will never sell it.”

In 2010, popular singer-songwriter Nazril Erham, better known as Ariel, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for appearing in two different sex tapes that were leaked over the Internet after his home was broken into and his laptop was stolen.

Indonesian singer faces prison sentence for violating anti-pornography laws (photos)
Indonesian singer faces prison sentence for violating anti-pornography laws (photos)

No evidence was presented at trial indicating that Irham posted the videos himself, but the judge reportedly found guilty of negligence in not preventing their distribution.

Ariel served two years of his prison sentence before being released for good behavior.

Human rights lawyers and women’s rights activists in Indonesia have vehemently opposed the laws, arguing that they frequently criminalize people that the state should protect.

Source: “The Sun





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