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The bill seeks to broaden the definition of sexual violence to ensure better protection for women.
With this urgent matter taking center stage, The Jakarta Post’s Evi Mariani looks into forms of sexual violence that remain unclassified as crimes. In Indonesia, as in many parts of the world, victims of sexual violence often have their lives turned upside down, while perpetrators enjoy impunity.
Given this narrow definition, there is no justice for those women who fall victim to other types of sexual violence, and the perpetrators enjoy impunity.
The House of Representatives has initiated a bill on the eradication of sexual violence, which has made it onto the National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) this year.
The legal justification for their investigation into the scandalous rumors is a criminal report, filed by the Anti-Pornography Student Alliance on Monday, which reported three sites (including a site titled “’baladacintarizieq”, which is believed to be the original spreader of the leaks) for hosting the highly explicit information about the alleged affair in violation of Indonesia’s Pornography Law and Information and Electronic Transaction Law (UU ITE).
Police deemed the report to have enough merit to warrant further investigation, which is why Rizieq and Firza will be questioned about it.“The first thing the police would ask her would be, ‘Why file a report now?’ The second question would be, ‘Why did you let it happen several times?A somewhat similar sex scandal case, involving leaked information, infamously led to the imprisonment of musician Nazril “Ariel” Irham in 2010.Firza was arrested by police on Tuesday, although not in relation to the sex scandal rumors, but for treason allegations.She has permanently lost her appetite and can no longer work.