Political observer who is also an academic, Rocky Gerung was presented as an expert witness at the Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan defamation case trial, Monday (9/10/2023).
In this trial, sitting as defendants are Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanty. The trial was held at the East Jakarta District Court (PN Jaktim).
The trial starts at 10.30 WIB. Rocky was presented by lawyer Haris-Fatia to be questioned as an expert witness.
Apart from Rocky, lawyer Haris-Fatia also presented a constitutional law expert from Gadjah Mada University, Herlambang Wiratraman. Both have now entered the courtroom and taken the oath.
Rocky testified first in this trial. Witness examinations were held separately. Until now the trial is still ongoing.
For your information, in this trial Haris and Fatia were accused by the prosecutor of defaming Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.
The prosecutor stated that Haris and Fatia’s statements in a video uploaded via Haris’ YouTube account had defamed Luhut.
The video is entitled ‘There is Lord Luhut Behind Intan Jaya’s Economic Relations-Military Operations!! There is also BIN General1! >Hammam’. The matter discussed in the video is a rapid study of the Clean Indonesia Coalition with the title ‘Economics and Politics of Military Deployment in Papua: The Intan Jaya Case’.
Haris and Fatia were charged with Article 27 paragraph 3 in conjunction with Article 45 paragraph 3 of the ITE Law, Article 14 paragraph 2 of Law Number 1 of 1946, Article 15 of Law Number 1 of 1946, and Article 310 of the Criminal Code. Each of these articles is in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code.