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30 January 2009

Defendant fails to appear in assault case in Suai District Court

JSMP: Hearing Adjourned Due To Non - Attendance Of Defendant January 2009 - In accordance with the schedule of hearings for the Suai District Court, two cases involving the less serious offence of maltreatment were supposed to be tried on the 20th and 21st January. The defendants in these cases were charged with Articles 351 and 352 of the Indonesian Penal Code which carry a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment. The most prevalent type of crime is assault, committed by one individual against another, or by members of opposing groups against each other.

Several days before the trials of these two cases were scheduled to take place the administration section of the court issued notifications to the defendants through the prosecution unit and the police. However on the day of the trial the defendant in one of the cases of maltreatment did not appear and thus could not participate in the trial.

Due to the non-attendance of the defendant the presiding judge decided to adjourn the trial. The judge issued this decision pursuant to the applicable law, namely Article 256 of the Criminal Procedure Code, that states that if the defendant is absent then the trial must be adjourned.

JSMP received information that the notification issued by the court was not delivered to the defendant by the police because the defendant had moved and was currently staying in Dili to continue his studies. JSMP believes that the court can take action pursuant to Article 259.2 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

For more information please contact: Roberto da Costa Pacheco Coordinator of Legal Research, JSMP E-mail: bebeto@jsmp.minihub.org Landline: 3323883

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Julgamentu Adia Tanba Arguidu la Marka Prezensa

Janeiru 2009

Iha loron 20-21 Janeiru, tuir orariu Tribunal Distrital Suai sei prosesa julgamentu kazu krime simples 2 (ofensas corporal). Baze legal nudar bazea ba akuzasaun no alegasaun ba kazu krime simples refere mak artigu 351, 352 KUHP ho pena abstrata menus husi tinan lima. Tipu krime ne’ebe mosu mak hanesan asaltu entre individual nomos entre grupus.

Loron hira antes halao prosesu julgamentu ba kazu rua refere, seksaun administrasaun/official justica tribunal hato’o ona notifikasaun atraves husi ministeriu publiku no polisia maibe to’o loron atu julgamentu arguidu husi kazu ofensas corporal ida la marka prezensa hodi tuir julgamanetu.

Tanba arguidu la marka prezensa, portantu juiz ne’ebe lidera julgamentu deside atu adia julgamentu ba loron 10 Fevereiru 2009.. Desizaun ne’e bazea ba lei aplikavel artigu 256 kodigu prosesu penal katak karik arguidu la marka prezensa iha audiensia julgamentu entaun julgamentu bele adia.

JSMP hetan informasaun katak notifikasaun ne’ebe tribunal hasai polisia la konsege hato’o ba arguidu tanba arguidu rasik muda ona nia pardeiru/hela fatin no agora dadauk hela iha Dili hodi kontinua nia estudu. JSMP hanoin katak tribunal bele foti medidas hodi responde situasaun ne’e bazea ba artigu 259.2 kodigu prosesu penal.

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut: Roberto da Costa Pacheco Koordinator Peneliti Hukum Alamat e-mail: bebeto@jsmp.minihub.org Landline: 3323883

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Sidang Ditunda Karena Ketidakhadiran Terdakwa Januari 2009
Pada Tgl 20-21 Januari, sesuai jadwal Pengadilan Distrik Suai akan menggelar persidangan atas 2 kasus pidana ringan (penganiayaan). Dasar hukum yang dijadikan sebagai dasar dakwaan dan tuntutan untuk kasus pidana ringan tersebut adalah pasal 351, 352 KUHP dengan ancaman hukuman kurang dari lima tahun. Tipe/jenis kejahatan yang paling nampak adalah penyerangan baik antar individu maupun antar kelompok serta individu dengan kelompok.

Beberapa hari sebelum dimulainya persidangan terhadap kedua kasus tersebut, bagian administrasi pengadilan telah menotifikasi para terdakwa melalui pihak kejaksaan dan kepolisiaan namun sampai pada hari H persidangan terdakwa dalam salah satu kasus penganiayaan tidak dapat hadir untuk mengikuti persidangan.

Karena ketidak-hadiran terdakwa, maka hakim yang mempimpin persidangan menyatakan untuk menunda persidangan. Tindakan ini berdasarkan pada hukum yang berlaku yakni pasal 256 Hukum Acara Pidana bahwa jikalau terdakwa tidak hadir maka persidangan harus atau dapat ditunda.

JSMP memperoleh informasi bahwa surat notifikasi yang dikeluarkan pihak pengadilan tidak sempat disampaikan pihak kepolisian kepada terdakwa karena terdakwa sendiri telah berpindah tempat dan saat ini berada di Dili untuk melanjutkan studinya. JSMP berpendapat bahwa pengadilan dapat mengmbil tindakan berdasarkan pasal 259.2 Hukum Acara Pidana.

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut hubungi: Roberto da Costa Pacheco Koordinator Peneliti Hukum, JSMP Alamat e-mail: bebeto@jsmp.minihub.org Landline: 3323883

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