Erwin Arnada, then the editor of Playboy Indonesia, shows copies of the first edition of the magazine in Jakarta in 2006.
The former editor of Playboy Indonesia has begun a two-year prison stint for publishing images of scantily clad women. Playboy Indonesia began circulation in 2006, but Islamic hard-liners found issue with the magazine’s ethos and started legal proceedings against its editor. —JCL
AP via The Guardian:
The former editor-in-chief of Playboy Indonesia began a two-year prison sentence Saturday for publishing pictures of scantily clothed women, riling free speech activists in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
Erwin Arnada, 47, did not speak as he was escorted from the prosecutor’s detainee car under tight security at the Cipinang prison in the capital, Jakarta.
When the now-defunct Playboy Indonesia hit newsstands in 2006, Islamic hard-liners smashed its editorial offices and started legal proceedings against its top editor.