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Indonesian who recorded her harasser gets reprieve from jail

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A woman facing six month in prison in Indonesia for recording her boss’s sexual harassment is expected to receive a presidential amnesty after an outcry over the sentence.

Attorney-General Muhammad Prasetyo said Friday he suspended enforcement of the sentence and a 500 million rupiah ($35,000) fine that was recently upheld by the Supreme Court.

Prasetyo says he was listening to the “growing feeling for justice.”

Baiq Nuril Maknun’s ordeal began in 2014 when as a temporary teacher at school on Lombok she began receiving telephone calls from its headmaster describing his sexual relationship with another woman.

Maknun recorded one of the calls and was later prosecuted for violating an electronic communications law.

President Joko Widodo says he will make a decision on amnesty as soon as he receives the case.

The Associated Press