Coming to a court near you
Indonesian pop star Nazril "Ariel" Irham has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for participating in two homemade sex videos. The 29-year-old was arrested last June after footage of him romping with TV presenter girlfriend Luna Maya and soap actress Cut Tari leaked onto the internet. Irham was charged with distributing …
I am all for it if this will stop the never ending wave of celebrities whose sole claim to celebrity status is that they have shagged Robbie/Bobbie/Rod/Shmod or someone else who used to be able to sing/dance/play football or something a few years back.
If they put them in jail for 3.5 years instead of the first page of the magazine lineup at the counter in Tesco I am all for it.
It is possible to escape the whole shitepile of celebutard gossip. Honestly.
You don't have to read the red tops. You can watch Channel Four news instead of Channel Five. Then maybe you won't find the need to anonymously post angry messages to the Internet.
They should probably ask Luna Maya and Cut Tari first.
I've been waiting all day for you to do something on the Swiss deciding that drawing really are the same as real people at their upper court thing.
My guess is "Nazril Irham porn video"
He could have drawn "sexy" pictures of a girl who may not be of the age of consent. Or, even worse, drawn a picture of Mohammed.
But how would you proove the picture of mohammed isn't also a girl who may or may not be of the age of consent for a double whammy.
Clearly, Indonesia is not governed in a way that produces justice. Evil Islamic hardliners have too much influence. Why isn't Holland carrying out regime change?
That is no less or more just than most places. Laws are in place, if you know of them and break them then you must be willing to accept the consequences.
I see no compelling reason why people "need" to post porn of themselves on the internet. If this is really important to *you*, by all means go to a country where you aren't breaking the law.
The Netherlands gave them independence ... now the last thing Indonesians want to hear is Dutch. Speaking Dutch in a bar in Indonesia can be life threatening - unless you have a non-Dutch passport handy they'll slay you!
Now, what exactly do you want Den Haag (The Hague) to do?
@ JC 2: So, you suggest that the guy should have left his country of birth so that he could have sex and film it? An uncivilised law is an uncivilised law whether it's this guy being sent to prison for recording his sex session or a guy being prosecuted for having a joke video involving a tiger having sex.
@ Hans 1: I think that may have been the OPs point -- rather like the US having to sort out barbaric dictators they used to "own" in times gone by, or hte UK trying to sort out its old colonies.
If I was Irham I would have GTF out of Indonesia a long time ago.
Porn and mockery.
"Singgih Budi Prakoso said Irham had done nothing to prevent the dissemination of the videos over the internet"
Er, given that he must have somehow released it into the while, once the box is opened, there's no closing it. How then is he supposed to prevent it's dissemination then? By asking nicely?
"As a public figure, the defendant should be aware that fans might imitate his behaviour."
By having sex?
All faith based religions have serious issues with sex, and have long used overt sexual repression as part of their repressive control. No news here, except like everything else about Islam, it's about 600 years behind the curve.
Islam, the fastest growing religion on earth, and by far the stupidist (go RD).
3.5 years for videoing yourself having sex and someone else leaks it... religious people are such prudes over sex (though they seem to have no problem with violence and gore) it's amazing they ever breed.
Hey, if he'd drawn a picture of Mohammed shagging a 13-year-old girl(*), then he'd have been locked up forever!
(*) Check the history if you don't believe this happened
I consider the presence of Islamic hardliners to be a sign of moral decline.
When religion and law are one, there is no virtue.
Madonna because she fights for the right cause!
I do believe that just about all religions require their adherents to have faith.
The Abrahamic religions do have have serious issues with sex/sexuality, but the Polytheistic religions tend to be more liberal in this regard.
Islamic Governments are not the only ones who criminalise all pornography, since 2009 the Ukaine also criminalised it. This legislation was introduced and passed under Viktor Yushchenko, a leader who was not long ago viewed as a liberator, and a someone who would introduce Western European freedoms & values to his nation.
Also the UK's administration (which is de facto secular) has a very backward view of pornography, criminalises so called "extreme" pornography, does not allow "hardcore" pornography to be broadcast, and would like to introduce an internet pornography block.
The freedoms from censorship won in the 60s were in vain, as the repressive forces of sexual repression continue to raise their ugly heads.
These people need to get over the simple fact - sex between couples is just a physical activity, like running and jumping. The only difference is that 2 people need to agree to do it simultaneously with each other.
Paris; because she knows about sex