Our partner, Aristo Pangaribuan commented on the issue of moving criminal trial online in the case of Rizieq Shihab, the leader of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) in Jak-TV. Aristo argued that in principle, a criminal trial is designed for the accused. It is because the decision will impact him personally and his basic human rights. Any actions to move criminal trials online must strike a balance between the ultimate purpose of criminal trial and at the same time, the safety and security of the public amidst Covid-19 pandemic.
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