Indonesian Man Jailed for Growing Cannabis to Help Wife Dying of Cancer

An Indonesian man has been jailed for planting medicinal cannabis to ease the suffering of his wife, who was dying of cancer. Human rights groups slammed the authority’s decision, saying that the situation was an emergency.

The district court in West Kalimantan province on Borneo Island issued the sentence for Fidelis Arie on Wednesday, his lawyer Marcelina Lin told Reuters. 

Divonis 8 Bulan Penjara Terkait Kasus Ganja, Fidelis Arie Akan Berunding dengan Keluarga

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Arie will have to serve eight months in prison and to pay a 1-billion-rupiah ($75,000) fine, according to Lin and human rights groups

The prison term he received even went beyond the initial request of five months by the prosecutors.

The court said that Arie, 36, didn’t have a permit to use cannabis and supplied it to another person (apparently his wife), his lawyer...

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