Jail term of 27 convicts cut back ahead of i-day, Idul Fitr

"In all, sentences of 27 jail inmates lodged at Sukamiskin..."
Bandung  (ANTARA News) - The government has ordered a reduction in the sentences of corruption convict Gayus Tambunan and murder convict Pollycarpus Budihari Priyanto, currently lodged at the Sukamiskin detention center in west Java, ahead of the Independence Day celebrations on August 17, Dedi Sutardi, the detention center`s chief said on Wednesday.

He added that Tambunan, who was convicted in a tax corruption and bribery case during his stint as a junior tax officer, has been granted a three month remission ahead of Independence Day and another one month reduction in his sentence ahead of Idul Fitri.

Meanwhile the sentence of Priyanto, who was convicted to serve 20 years in jail for murdering human rights activist Munir, has been cut back by five months ahead of Independence Day and another one month and 20 days for his active role as an assistant to an officer at the detention center.

"In all, sentences of 27 jail inmates lodged at Sukamiskin, who have been convicted for corruption, have been reduced," Sutardi said.
(T.D013/Uu.A051/INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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