Monday, January 31, 2011

Indonesia Jails Rock Star for Internet Sex Videos

Ariel JailedOn Monday, an Indonesian court jailed one of Southeast Asia’s biggest singer, a rock stars for more than three years after sex tapes of him with two television celebrities appeared online.

The sentence drew howls of outrage from singer Nazril Ariel’s fans in the court and across the Malay-speaking world, while the “freeariel” hashtag shot to the top list of global trending topics on microblogging site Twitter.

Judges say an Indonesian pop star who rocked this predominantly Muslim nation after making several homemade sex tapes will spend the next 3 1/2 years in jail. Nazril “Ariel” Irham, lead singer of the band Peterpan, was found guilty Monday of violating the country’s strict anti-pornography law.

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