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If so how?

I read 310 KUHP laws in Indonesia and it says that public interest is a defense. It doesn't list truth as defense.

Some says that if we have evidences, that is defense. What kind of evidences are good enough defenses?

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Relying on this version, proof of truth is only allowed in order to establish a "public interest" defense or for a "necessary defense"; but also "if an official is charged with the commission of an act in the exercise of his office". Good luck with "necessary defense". It is not a defense to say "But what I said is true". However, if the defamed person has been convicted in court of said act (the defamatory statement) then there can be no punishment.

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  • are you an indonesian lawyer? – user4951 Sep 13 '16 at 10:40
  • Mercy sakes no, not even a murkan lawyer. – user6726 Sep 13 '16 at 14:57
  • Any Indonesian lawyer here? – user4951 Mar 14 '18 at 13:08

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