Man arrested for insulting president on social media

Man arrested for insulting president on social media

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Mataram, W Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA News) - The Cyber Troops of the Police Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) arrested a resident of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), with initials KJ (40), for allegedly spreading hate speech and bringing humiliation to President Joko Widodo through his Facebook social media account.

Head of Public Relations of NTB Regional Police Adjunct Senior Commissioner, Tri Budi Pangastuti, stated in Mataram on Saturday that KJ was arrested early morning on Friday (March 2), while he was in Gili Trawangan, Winner subdistrict, North Lombok District.

Early on Friday morning, around 01.30 local time, the cyber team from Bareskrim of the Indonesian National Police (Polri), assisted by our team from NTB Regional Police, arrested KJ alias Among in Gili Trawangan," Pangastuti, who was contacted by reporters in Mataram on Saturday, stated.

The man from Mekar Sari, North Lombok District, was arrested for allegedly violating the Electronic Information and Transaction Act (ITE) by uploading a sentence that insulted the Indonesian president through his personal facebook social media account named Jayang Rane.

Currently, KJ is said to have been taken to the Police Headquarters to undergo further examination process at the Crime Directorate of the Bareskrim.

"On Friday (March 2) afternoon, he had been flown to Jakarta," Pangastuti revealed.

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