Ira Mambo as Herry Wirawan’s attorney, the defendant in the case rape Dozens of students in Bandung, West Java, will read a memorandum of defense alias pleidoi against a death penalty claim by the public prosecutor.
The plan is that the trial with a pleading agenda will be held at the Bandung Class IA District Court on Thursday (20/1). Ira said the memorandum of defense for his client was ready and would be submitted to the panel of judges at the trial that day.
“As a lawyer, I will provide a written defense and Herry will be given the opportunity to defend his demands,” he said, Tuesday (18/1).
When confirmed, Ira did not specify the points of the request that would be submitted in Herry Wirawan’s plea later. However, the defense has been based on the facts of the trial that has been running since November 2021.
“We (lawyers) and Herry were given the opportunity to express themselves,” he said.
Separately, the head of the Bandung Kebonwaru Detention Center, Riko Stiven, revealed that the current condition of Herry Wirawan after being sentenced to death by the prosecutor was still carrying out normal activities like other prisoners.
“He still looks normal, keeps praying. It’s time to pray to the musala,” said Riko.
Herry is currently a prisoner in the Bandung District Court. At the Kebonwaru Rutan, he was deposited during the trial process.
Riko said that apart from carrying out normal activities like other inmates, Herry did not lock himself in the detention room. The treatment of the officers in the detention center is the same as Herry and the other inmates.
“He is in good health, still joking with friends (fellow inmates of the detention center),” he said.
As is known, Herry Wirawan, the defendant for raping 12 underage students in Bandung, was sentenced to death. In addition to the death penalty, the prosecutor also asked the judge to impose an additional punishment in the form of chemical castration.
Herry was charged by the West Java High Prosecutor’s Office in the form of a sentence Article 81 paragraph (1), paragraph (3), paragraph (5), jo Article 76D of Indonesian Law Number 17 of 2016 on the Determination of Government Regulation Substituting Law No. 1 of 2016 on the Second Amendment on Law Number 23 of 2002 on Child Protection became Law Jo Article 65 paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code.