MA cuts Anas Urbaningrum’s prison sentence

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Former Chairman of the Democratic Party Anas Urbaningrum. (Photo: HELMI FITRHIYANSYAH)

IO – After the Supreme Court (MA) cut short the prison terms for 22 convicted corruptors, the Supreme Court has also reduced the sentence for former Democratic Party Chairperson Anas Urbaningrum in a corruption case. The Judicial Review was tried by the Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for Nonjudicial Affairs, Supreme Court Justice Sunarto. The assembly members were Andi Samsan Nganro and Prof. M Askin. “Sentenced Anas Urbaningrum to imprisonment for 8 years plus a fine of IDR 300 million subsidiary to three months, as well as imposing additional penalties in the form of revocation of the political rights to be elected to public office for 5 years from the time the convict has finished serving the basic sentence,” said the MA spokesman Supreme Court judge Andi Samsan Nganro, Wednesday (30/9/2020). 

Anas still has to return the IDR 57 billion and USD 5,200. His assets will be confiscated if he does not pay and will be replaced by 2 years imprisonment if (the assets) are not enough. As is known, at the cassation level, Anas was sentenced to 14 years in prison and a fine of IDR 5 billion, a subsidiary of 1 year and 4 months in prison. Also, he was obliged to pay compensation amounting to IDR 57,592,330,580 to the state. Objected, Anas applied for a Judicial Review in July 2018. (dan)