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Prosecutor in Novel Baswedan’s acid attack trial dies of COVID-19

first_imgRobertino Fedrik Adhar Syaripuddin, a prosecutor who handled the trial over the acid attack against top antigraft investigator Novel Baswedan, died at Pondok Indah Hospital in South Jakarta on Monday after succumbing to COVID-19.The man, who also had diabetes, passed away at the age of 38.”It is true [that Fedrik has died of COVID-19],” Attorney General ST Burhanuddin confirmed on Monday afternoon. His body was later buried at Jombang Public Cemetery in Bintaro, South Tangerang, in accordance with COVID-19 protocol. Fedrik visited his hometown in Baturaja, South Sumatra, in late July before falling ill and receiving treatment in Jakarta. He stayed in the city for about 10 days with his wife and in-laws, tribunnews.com reported.The late prosecutor was previously in the spotlight for demanding a short prison term of one year for Chief Brig. Ronny Bugis and Brig. Rahmat Kadir Mahulette, two police officers implicated in the acid attack against Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) detective Novel.Based on the multiple charges pressed against the police officers under several articles of the Criminal Code, they could get a maximum sentence of 12 years.Ronny and Rahmat were finally sentenced to two years and 18 months in prison — heavier than the one-year sentence initially demanded by prosecutors.Both were found guilty of violating Article 353 of the Criminal Code on persecution causing serious injury or death, which carries a maximum sentence of nine years’ imprisonment upon conviction.The acid attack, which occurred in the early morning of 11 April, 2017, had completely blinded Novel in the left eye and left him with 50 percent vision in his right eye. (vny)Topics :last_img

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