Ex editor in chief of 'Playboy Indonesia' misses deadline to start jail term

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Melbourne, Aug 31 (ANI): The former editor in chief of "Playboy Indonesia" has missed the deadline to start serving a two-year jail term for indecency.

According to the Jakarta Globe, Erwin Arnada has vowed to fight his conviction.

The South Jakarta District Court had acquitted Arnada of charges of indecency in April 2007, but prosecutors said the Supreme Court had overturned the ruling on appeal in July 2009.

The ruling, which sentenced him to jail, was released last week and Arnada had been ordered to appear at the prosecutor's office to begin his term.

But he did not turn up and his lawyer Ina Rahman has said that Arnada planed to seek a case review.

South Jakarta chief prosecutor Muhammad Yusuf said it was the first summons Arnada had ignored, but that if he does that three times then he can be declared a fugitive and arrested.

Arnada had written on his Twitter account that criminalization of the press was a threat to both the media and public.

"What Playboy sold was quality. Not pornographic pictures," News.com.au quoted him as saying.

The Indonesian edition of Playboy magazine contains no nudity. (ANI)

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