Briton in Cambodian wild party case given suspended sentence

British citizen Daniel Jones, center, is escorted by prison guards to the Siem Reap court room in Siem Reap on Tuesday, March 20. Jones was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison for producing pornography. (AP)
Updated 20 March 2018
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Briton in Cambodian wild party case given suspended sentence

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: A Cambodian court has found a British man guilty after he was arrested with other foreigners for allegedly posting photos on social media of sexually suggestive dancing at a party.
Siem Reap provincial court spokesman Yin Srang said 31-year-old Daniel Jones was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison for producing pornography. The court, however, said he can go free Wednesday based on his having already served one month and 22 days in prison, with the rest of the term suspended.
The spokesman said Jones could continue to be held if the prosecutor files an appeal within one day.


Indonesian 15-year-old raped by brother jailed over abortion

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Indonesian 15-year-old raped by brother jailed over abortion

  • The girl, who was raped by her brother eight times starting in September last year, had the abortion about six months after becoming pregnant
  • Police arrested the siblings in June after a male fetus was discovered at a palm oil plantation near Pulau village in Jambi province

JAKARTA: A 15-year-old girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion, an Indonesian official said Saturday.
The girl was sentenced Thursday alongside her 17-year-old brother in a closed hearing at Muara Bulian District Court on the island of Sumatra, court spokesman Listyo Arif Budiman said.
“The girl was charged under the child protection law for having an abortion,” he told AFP.
Her brother was sentenced to two years in jail for sexually assaulting a minor.
Indonesia forbids abortion unless a woman’s life is at risk or under certain circumstances if she is raped.
The law requires that an abortion must be performed by a registered professional no later than six weeks into a pregnancy, and the woman must undergo counselling.
The girl, who was raped by her brother eight times starting in September last year, had the abortion about six months after becoming pregnant, Budiman said.
She was helped by her mother who is facing separate charges.
Police arrested the siblings in June after a male fetus was discovered at a palm oil plantation near Pulau village in Jambi province.
Prosecutors had originally asked that the girl be jailed for one year and her brother for seven. They say they may still appeal the decision.
Global health authorities and rights groups have long criticized Indonesia’s abortion laws, which they say restrict women’s rights to reproductive health and lead many to undertake dangerous abortions at illegal clinics.
Abortions account for between 30 and 50 percent of maternal deaths in the country, according to a 2013 World Health Organization report.