Buni Yani, Who Used To Get Ahok Imprisoned Joins The Ummat Party Made By Amien Rais
Buni Yani (DOK. ANTARA)

JAKARTA - A former convict for the spread of hate speech, Buni Yani met Amien Rais. Buni Yani stated that he joined as a cadre of the Ummah Party made by Amien Rais.

Buni Yani said that initially he asked Amien Rais for advice to contribute to saving the nation after leaving prison. Finally, Buni Yani decided to join the Ummat Party.

"God willing, we support the Ummah Party. Hopefully one day will be blessed by Allah and become a record of our charity and in the afterlife. This is what has become our trail to have struggled to uphold truth and justice on this earth," said Buni on Youtube Terminal Amien Rais. , quoted Thursday, March 4.

Buni Yani asked Amien Rais whether he was needed to contribute to the Ummat Party. Amien Rais welcomed him warmly.

"Really needed, really. Straight line," replied Amien Rais.

Buni Yani was convicted in a case of spreading hate speech that contained elements of ethnicity, religion, race and between groups (SARA). The judge sentenced Buni Yani to Article 32 Paragraph 1 and Article 28 Paragraph 2 of the ITE Law, namely making hate speech and editing the video content of Ahok's speech in the Thousand Islands.

Buni Yani was sentenced to 18 months or 1.5 years in prison. He was proven to have committed hate speech by editing the video content of the speech of former DKI Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahja Purnama (Ahok) and was sentenced to be lighter than the prosecutor's demands, namely 2 years in prison and a fine of Rp. 100 million, subsidiary to 3 months in prison.

The case began when Buni cut the video of the Governor of DKI Ahok's speech to 30 seconds on October 6, 2016. He also added a caption to the upload on his social media.

Even though the original video of Ahok's speech lasted 1 hour 48 minutes 33 seconds. The snippet of the speech was spread on social media by Buni Yani by editing it so that it provoked the masses to take to the streets to imprison Ahok as a blasphemer.

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