Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) is investigating a case of alleged electronic-based immoral acts involving a woman, FA, and a higher-up at the Penajam North Paser House of Representatives in Central Kalimantan.

"It's being investigated,” a commission member, Bahrul Fuad, said here on Wednesday.

He confirmed that FA had reported the case to the commission through her lawyer.

The commission said that it is of the view that FA, as a suspect in the case, has rights that must be respected and fulfilled by the state, including the right to the presumption of innocence and the right to effective and quality legal assistance.

FA also has the right to provide information without pressure and the right to be informed of the allegations and has no burden of proof.

"According to the mandate it goes by, the National Commission on Violence Against Women opposes the exploitation of women in any form," he said.

On June 10, 2022, SMN, a higher-up at the Penajam North Paser House of Representatives, reported FA to the National Police after an alleged obscene video of the two was circulated on social media.

The police named FA as a suspect in the case and arrested her on September 22. FA was detained at the Criminal Investigation Agency's detention center from September 23, 2022, to January 20, 2023.

FA's lawyer, Zainul Arifin, said that the case began when SMN offered FA some money in exchange for sexual intercourse.

"With coercion and economic pressure for life necessities to support her parents and her tuition fees, FA reluctantly agreed," he informed.

However, an obscene video that allegedly showed them was circulated on social media. This led SMN to report FA to the police in June 2022.

"In fact, it is clear that our client did not know anything about the spread of the video, and our client is a victim of allegations of making pornographic videos," he added.

Arifin said he suspected that SMN was behind the video.

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