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The Department of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Jambi in collaboration with the Public Relations Division of the Jambi Regional Police held a Public Discussion on the theme “Persecution Crime from the Prespective of National and International Laws” on Friday, October 26, 2018, the event was attended by 100 students of the Criminal Law Department and the International Law Section and video conference with students from 42 universities throughout Indonesia.

The discussion was opened by the Deputy Dean 3 of the Faculty of Law Unja Raffles, S.H., M.H. in his remarks explained that many crimes occur which then people often use the word persecution, this term becomes viral but people often misuse or place this word in a crime. For this reason, the Faculty of Law initiated this discussion to make it clear what was meant by persecution crimes.
The discussion was held in the Fuad Bafadhal room of the Faculty of Law with a moderator of the International Law Lecturer Mochammad Farisi, SH., LL.M and presented three speakers, namely Rahayu R. Harahap, S.H., LL.M. Chairperson of the International Law Department, which explains persecution crimes from an international law perspective, this action cannot be arbitrarily used because it involves basic human rights. Humans who in the perspective of international law have the right to live peacefully and express opinions freely in order to be protected by the state.
From the perspective of Indonesian National Law explained by Andi Najemi, SH, MH Head of Laboratory & Criminal Lecturer, according to him the word persecution is explained in the KBBI, namely arbitrary hunting of a person or a number of citizens and being hurt, distressed or crushed and verb to execute means to torture or persecute. The term persecution is not known in criminal law but persecution activities contain elements in the articles of the Criminal Code (articles 335,328,351,170) concerning kidnapping, torture, mobbing and articles 29 and 45 (b) ITE Law No. 19 of 2016 is the threat of violence on social media. While the third resource person of Jambi Police Chief represented by AKBP. Heru Widayat DJ, M.H from Jambi Regional Police Bidkum explained from the perspective of investigations and investigations into persecution crimes.
At the end of the event all agreed to make recommendations for the Police and DPR that the crimes of persecution were included in the Draft Penal Code or could be added to Law No. 39 of 1999 concerning Human Rights so that the elements of the criminal offense are clearer.


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