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Indonesia judge to face tribunal over rape 'joke'

Published on Jan 21, 2013 1:33 PM
 

JAKARTA (AFP) - A senior Indonesian judge will face an ethics tribunal for saying rape victims enjoyed the act, an official said on Monday, after a judicial commission recommended his dismissal.

The commission, which monitors judges' conduct and professionalism, decided on Friday that High Court judge Daming Sunusi's comments during a hearing for a Supreme Court position were "disgraceful", spokesman Asep Rahmat Fajar told AFP.

"The commission questioned him last week. We concluded he had breached the judicial code of ethics with respect to the proper conduct of judges," he said.

"We recommended a heavy sanction, that he be dismissed from his profession as a judge. He will now face the ethics tribunal where he has the opportunity to defend himself," Mr Fajar added, saying the tribunal would be held "as soon as possible".

 
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