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 February 1, 2011  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S., Online

An  Indonesian pop star whose sex tapes made in the privacy of his home home with celebrity girlfriends wound up on the Internet has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail. The “Peterporn” sex tapes scandal was widely followed in the press because of his popularity and because of Indonesia’s strict anti-porn laws.

The UK Press Association reports:

Liberals said the embarrassment suffered by Nazril “Ariel” Irham – who insists the videos were not intended for public viewing – was punishment enough. But hard-liners were outraged, saying the singer was contributing to the country’s moral decline.

Hundreds charged the gates of the courthouse in the city of Bandung after the verdict was read out, yelling “Too light! Too light,” as he sped off in an armoured police car. Police fired warning shots to break up a scuffle between his supporters and critics.

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