Indonesian pop singer Nazril Irham faces questioning by police after homemade explicit videos of him were circulated on the internet. The year-old could face 12 years in jail for breaking anti-pornography laws with the films, which feature him and two female companions. The president of the predominantly Muslim country says the case shows that internet controls should be tougher. Irham, widely known by his nickname Ariel, voluntarily went to the police after being named a suspect in the case, dubbed the "Peterporn" scandal after his band Peterpan. Maya is the singer's current girlfriend, while Tari used to be linked to him. The two women were filmed on separate occasions.
Indonesia sex tape sparks call to control Internet
Indonesia sex tape sparks call to control Internet | Reuters
Jakarta, Indonesia CNN -- Police in Indonesia were on Monday investigating video clips that allegedly show three celebrities taking part in sex acts. The images, spreading online and via cellphones, have shocked the modest Muslim nation. Following police raids on Internet cafes and schools where the videos may have been viewed, the scandal has also sparked concerns over freedom of speech and attempts to punish immorality. One of the videos allegedly features pop singer Nazril Ilham, better known as Ariel, with his girlfriend Luna Maya, a model and TV journalist who interviewed Hillary Clinton on her show "Dahsyat" during the U. Another video allegedly shows sex scenes between Ariel and Cut Tari, a soap opera star and TV journalist.
Indonesia pop star gets jail term for sex videos
The Indonesian pop star who rocked this predominantly Muslim nation after several homemade sex tapes found their way to the Internet was sentenced Monday to three and a half years in jail. 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. Hundreds charged the gates of the courthouse in the city of Bandung after the verdict was read out, yelling "Too light!
By Sunanda Creagh. JAKARTA Reuters - The release of video clips appearing to show top starlets having sex has sparked renewed calls for tighter Internet controls in majority-Muslim Indonesia and more use of a controversial anti-pornography law. The anti-porn law, passed in , was seen by many as a sign of the growing influence of conservative Islam in policy-making in traditionally moderate Indonesia, a worry for some investors hoping for pro-market reforms. The stars have denied it is them. Local media reported Irham as saying his laptop was stolen last year and police have called the stars for questioning.