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30 March 2009

East Timor Court conditionally releases Defendant charged with committing obscene acts against a minor

East Timor Judicial System Monitoring Program DILI 30 March 2009 - Defendant charged with committing obscene acts against a minor has been granted conditional release

In accordance with the trial schedule, on 16 March 2009 the Suai District Court tried a case relating to obscene acts committed against a minor. The Public Prosecutor charged the defendant in the indictment under Article 290 (3e) of the Indonesian Penal Code for committing obscene acts against a minor less than 15 years of age.

In accordance with the prosecutor’s indictment, in 2002 the defendant, who is currently aged 56, committed obscene acts against a 3 year old child. The indictment was filed with the Suai District Court and registered as Case No. 32/PEN/2005/TDS. Then in 2008, the defendant committed the same obscene acts against an 8 year old child. The second case was scheduled for trial on 16 March 2009 and was registered as Case No. 123/PEN/2008/TDS; however the trial was adjourned until June 2009.

Both the prosecution and defence requested for the trial to be adjourned on the grounds that the court should settle the first case from 2002 before proceeding with the second case from 2008. The judge advised that the first case had not been processed because the case was not handed over properly. The case was initially being dealt with by an international judge and when that judge’s contract expired no clear report was provided to clarify the status of the first case from 2002.

In light of the aforementioned circumstances the prosecution and defence requested for the two cases to be combined in one indictment because the defendant had committed the same crime on separate occasions. The defendant was detained in October last year in relation to the second case from 2008 and on 16 March 2009 the defendant was granted conditional release pending the outcome of the trial.

JSMP believes that the changeover of international judges due to the expiration of their contracts can influence the handling of cases and can also present defendants with an opportunity to repeat their actions.

For more information please contact: Luis Oliveira Sampaio Executive Director of JSMP
Email: luis@jsmp.minihub.org Landline: 3323883
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Arguidu Abuzu Sexual Hasoru Labarik Minoridade Hetan Liberdade Kondisional Marsu 2009

Tuir horariu julgamentu, iha loron 16 Marsu 2009, Tribunal Distrital Suai (TDS) sei hala’o prosesu julgamentu ba kazu abuzu sexual hasoru labarik minoridade. Baze akuzasaun no alegasaun Ministerio Publiku (MP) ba kazu abuzu sexual refere mak artigu 290 pontu (3e) Kodigu Penal aplikavel ne’ebe regula kona ba abuzu sexual hasoru labarik ne’ebe mak idade seidauk to’o 15 anos.

Bazeia ba akuzasaun husi MP, iha tinan 2002 arguidu ne’ebe agora dadauk nia tinan 56 anos, komete ona krime abuzu sexual ida hasoru labarik foin tinan 3 no iha surat akuzasaun ba kazu refere rejista ona iha TDS ho numeru prosesu 32/PEN/2005/TDS. Tuir mai, iha tinan 2008, arguidu komete fila fali krime ne’ebe hanesan hasoru labarik foin tinan 8. Ba kazu segundu ida ne’e, tuir horariu loloos atu julga iha loron 16 Marsu 2009 ho numeru prosesu 123/PEN/2008/TDS maibe la konsege prosesa ba kazu ne’e no adia fali ba fulan Junho 2009.

Iha julgamentu laran, tantu MP no defensores sira hato’o pedidu ba juiz koletivu ne’ebe lidera prosesu julgamentu hodi adia julgamentu ho argumentu katak tribunal tenke prosesa uluk lai kazu 2002 no iha desizaun ona mak foin bele prosesa fali kazu 2008. Iha intervensaun juiz koletivu deklara katak kazu 2002 nunka ou to’o agora seidauk prosesa tanba la iha kuñesementu diak ba atendimentu kazu ne’e wainhira iha sirkulasaun juiz ne’ebe kaer kazu refere, signifika katak kazu 2002 uluk juiz internasional ida mak nu’udar juiz da kauza/ou kaer kazu ne’e maibe wainhira juiz refere nia kontratu remata, laiha reportajen/transferensia konaba progressu prosesual kazu 2002.

Ho razaun hirak iha leten, parte MP no defensores sira husu ba tribunal atu junta deit surat akuzasaun ba kazu rua ne’e ho surat akuzasaun ida deit ho argumentu ida katak arguidu komete krime hanesan maske hasoru vitima diferente.

Ba kazu 2008 arguidu hala’o ona prizaun preventiva husi fulan Outubru tinan kotuk kedas, tanba nune’e iha loron 16 Marsu tribunal fo liberdade kondisional ba arguidu hodi hein kontinuasaun prosesu julgamentu.

JSMP hare katak sirkulasaun ou juiz internasional sira ne’ebe troka malu hela deit tanba kontratu remata hamosu impaktu makas ba prosesu julgamentu no sei kria vantajen no oportunidade bo’ot ba arguidu sira atu repete fali sira nia hahalok krime tanba sente laiha prosesu hasoru sira.

Atu hetan informasaun kompletu bele kontaktu : Luis Oliveira Sampaio Diretur Exekutivu JSMP E-mail: luis@jsmp.minihub.org Landline: 3323883
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Terdakwa Percabulan Terhadap Anak Dibawah Umur Dinyatakan Bebas Bersyarat Maret 2009

Sesuai jadwal persidangan, pada Tgl 16 Maret 2009, Pengadilan Distrik Suai menggelar persidangan atas kasus percabulan terhadap korban seorang anak dibawah umur. Dasar dakwaan dan tuntutan Jaksa Penuntut Umum (JPU) untuk kasus pidana percabulan tersebut adalah pasal 290 ayat (3e) KUHP mengenai percabulan terhadap anak yang belum cukup umur 15 tahun.

Berdasarkan dakwaan dari jaksa penuntut umum, pada tahun 2002 terdakwa yang saat ini berumur 56 tahun, telah melakukan tindak pidana percabulan terhadap seorang anak berumur 3 tahun dan surat dakwaan telah didaftarkan pada Pengadilan Distrik Suai dengan nomor perkara 32/PEN/2005/TDS. Selanjutnya, pada tahun 2008, terdakwa kembali melakukan tindak pidana yang sama terhadap seorang anak berumur 8 tahun. Untuk perkara kedua ini sesuai jadwal akan disidangkan pada tgl 16 Maret 2009 dengan nomor perkara 123/PEN/2008/TDS namun ditunda sampai bulan Juni 2009.

Dalam persidangan baik pihak kejaksaan maupun para pembela mengusulkan agar sidang dapat ditunda dengan alasan utama bahwa seharusnya pengadilan menuntaskan terlebih dahulu kasus tahun 2002 sebelum memproses kasus 2008. Dalam intervensinya hakim mengatakan bahwa kasus 2002 tidak pernah diproses karena tidak adanya pelimpahan penangganan pada saat pergantian hakim, artinya kasus 2002 dulunya ditangani oleh seorang hakim internasional dan ketika kontrak hakim internasional tersebut berakhir, tidak ada catatan yang jelas mengenai perkembangan pemrosesan kasus 2002.

Dengan berbagai alasan diatas, pihak kejaksaan maupun para pembela mengusulkan agar kedua kasus tersebut digabungkan menjadi satu dakwaan saja karena terdakwa telah melakukan tindak pidana yang sama meskipun terhadap korban yang berbeda.

Untuk kasus 2008 terdakwa telah ditahan sejak Oktober tahun lalu, sehingga pada tgl 16 Maret terdakwa dinyatakan bebas bersyarat sambil menunggu proses persidangan selanjutnya.

JSMP memandang bahwa pergantian hakim (internasional) karena berakhirnya kontrak dapat mempengaruhi proses penangganan kasus sekaligus memberikan peluang kepada terdakwa untuk mengulangi kembali perbuatan yang sama.

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut: Luis Oliveira Sampaio Direktur Exekutif JSMP Alamat e-mail: luis@jsmp.minihub.org Landline: 3323883
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