Thursday, February 11, 2010

Escapes death sentence, Antasari gets 18 years jail

Court sentenced Antasari Azhar, former antigraft commission chief, 18 years prison on premeditated murder charges.
Antasari is accused of plotting the murder of Nasrudin Zulkarnaen, director of state-owned PT Putra Rajawali Banjaran, in March last year.
Nearly 1,000 officers guarded the court hearing. State prosecutors have demanded a death sentence for Antasari. They argued Antasari was convincingly proven of asking others and abetting the murder of Nasrudin on March 14, 2009. They insisted that the murder evolved around a sexual harassment committed by Antasari against of of Nasrudin's wifes, Rani Juliani.
Antasari was chairman of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in December 2007-May 2009. Born in Pangkal Pinang, Bangka, March 18, 1953, Antasari graduated from Law School of Sriwijaya University.
Married to Ida Laksmiwati, Antasari is father of two daughters: Andita Diacnotora Antasariputri (27) and Ajeng Oktariefka Antasariputri(24).




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