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Attorney General's Office handled 147,624 criminal cases in 2021

Tempo - January 2, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesian Attorney General Sanitiar Burhanuddin, in a written statement on Saturday, affirmed that the Attorney General's Office had handled 147,624 criminal cases out of which it resolved 94,461 in 2021.

Burhanuddin explained that this figure chiefly constituted criminal cases related to narcotics, theft, and harassment. However, he did not furnish the figure for each of these categories.

Numerous cases stood out in 2021, such as the case of harassment of Muhammad Kace, the defendant in the hate speech and blasphemy case, by the national police's inspectorate general Napoleon Bonaparte.

Bonaparte was also the defendant in Djoko Tjandra's red notice bribery case.

In addition, during 2021, the Attorney General's Office solved 346 cases by implementing the restorative justice approach.

He also highlighted the office's strategic performance achievement in 2021, such as resolving general criminal cases that obtained permanent legal force and verdict that reached 103.25 percent.

Entering 2022, Burhanuddin stated that the Attorney General's Office had set the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. Moreover, this work plan aligns with the theme of the government's work plan of continuing national economic recovery and structural reformation.

"In response to the government's plan, the office has determine several priority program plans in 2022," he noted.

These priority program plans entail continuing the development of access to justice for the people and conducting prosecution based on conscience and discretion while also taking account of local wisdom that thrived among the people.

In addition, conducting law enforcement to tackle corruption that focuses on crimes that harm the nation's economy and staying committed to resolving gross human rights violations based on the applicable laws.

Finally, bolstering support for the COVID-19 handling program and continuing support to the government in making the national economic recovery program a success.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1545675/attorney-generals-office-handled-147624-criminal-cases-in-202