Injured Ahmadi Faces Jail Time

Adding insult to injury, prosecutors at the Serang District Court on Tuesday recommended nine months in jail for an Ahmadi man critically injured in the deadly attack on members of the community in Cikeusik, Banten.

Prosecutors last month recommended prison sentences of between five months and seven months for 12 men accused of participating in the attack leading to death or injuries.

Last week, the court handed down sentences of only between three months and six months, prompting stern criticism from international and local human rights groups.

Deden Sujana, who was the head of security for the Indonesian Ahmadiyah Congregation (JAI) at the time, has been detained since May for allegedly inciting the Feb. 6 attack, during which three Ahmadiyah community members died.

“According to the prosecutors, the evidence proves that Deden prepared himself [for the clash],” Kiagus Ahmad, Deden’s lawyer, told the Jakarta Globe.

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