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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 9:26
Indonesian teen jailed for Facebook posts
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A teenager in Indonesia has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for insulting President Joko Widodo on Facebook.

The 18-year-old student, identified as MFB and from the island of Sumatra, was found guilty of making defamatory comments about Mr Widodo online.

He fell foul of the country's internet law by using fake accounts to post inflammatory messages.

He did not appeal and his lawyer said there were no defence witnesses.

The teenager had challenged the police to arrest him for the comments on Facebook in July 2017.

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