One of Indonesia's best-known pop stars has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars after sex tapes featuring his celebrity girlfriends found their way to the internet, riveting and dividing this predominantly Muslim nation. 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.
Ariel insists the tapes were stolen from his house and posted online without his knowledge, but presiding Judge Singgih Budi Prakoso said the pop star did nothing to prevent their widespread distribution. Indonesia, a secular country of million people, has more Muslims than any other country in the world. Though most are moderate, a small extremist fringe has become more vocal in recent years.
An Indonesian pop star who rocked the predominantly Muslim nation after several homemade sex tapes found their way on to the internet has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail. The trial of Nazril "Ariel" Irham, lead singer of Peterpan, has made headlines and dominated talk on social networking sites for more than three months. Fans insist he did nothing wrong, making the tapes in private.
Nazril Irhammore popularly known as Ariel born September 16,is an Indonesian rock star. He is the lead singer of Indonesian band Noah former name Peterpan. He was arrested in on charges relating to celebrity sex tapes found circulating on the internet after his laptop was stolen.
Indonesian pop star Nazril 'Ariel' Irham was jailed after several home-made sex tapes found their wa [PA]. Nazril "Ariel" Irham's trial has made headlines and dominated chatter on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter for more than three months. The year-old singer - who said the videos were stolen and posted online without his knowledge - was the first celebrity to be found guilty of violating the country's strict anti-pornography law that went into effect in
Skip to content. Nazril Irham, an Indonesian pop star known as Ariel, was jailed on Monday for three and a half years for making sex tapes with celebrity girlfriends that spread wildly on the internet. The case, which led to a wide crackdown on Internet porn in the world's most populous Muslim nation, highlighted a divide between a youthful Indonesia, which opposes internet censorship, and conservative pressure groups.
Nazril Irham, better known as Ariel, could face 12 years in jail if found guilty of violating the country's strict anti-pornography law. Two separate videos allegedly showing the year-old in bed with a different celebrity girlfriend started circulating on the internet in early June. Arrest: Nazril Irham, pictured with Luna Maya, is being held over sex videos.
Indonesian pop star Nazril ''Ariel'' Irham has been fined million rupiah and sentenced to 3. They were allegedly stolen from Irham's laptop by his former producer Reza Rizaldy. Irham's defence argued that he was a victim of theft and did not intend to distribute the videos to the public.
JAKARTA — A series of jerky, pixelated video clips allegedly showing top Indonesian stars having sex has prompted debate over government efforts to punish and censor immorality in this Muslim-majority country. Since early June, videos allegedly showing the pop singer Nazril Irham, popularly known as Ariel, having sex with his actress girlfriend, Luna Maya, and a married television presenter, Cut Tari, have spread rapidly across the country via social networking sites, cellphones and pirated DVDs. Like celebrity sex scandals anywhere, the case has prompted plenty of head-shaking.
Indonesian lead singer of the band Peterpan, found guilty for making several homemade sex tapes and published in internet. Nazril Ariel Irham will spend next 3. In court Presiding Judge Singgih Budi Prakoso told the court the star made the videos with two celebrity girlfriends and did nothing to prevent their wide distribution on the Internet. The judge said Ariel also showed no remorse.