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Bharada E Released on Parole: Serving Conditional Release Program

 Brigadier J‘s Murder Case Convict Bharada Richard Eliezer, also known as Bharada E, has been officially released from prison and is currently undergoing a parole program. The convict, involved in the premeditated murder case of Brigadir Nofriansyah Yosua Hutabarat, alias Brigadier J, was released from prison on Friday, August 4, 2023.

Confirming the news, Rika Aprianti, Head of Public Relations and Protocol at the Directorate General of Corrections of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, stated, “Yes, on August 4th, Eliezer began his Parole program.” This update was provided to reporters on Tuesday, August 8, 2023.

Rika explained that with the initiation of the parole program, Bharada E’s status has changed from being an inmate. She elaborated, “And (Bharada E) has transitioned from being an inmate to being a client of the correctional facility.”

Bharada E was sentenced to 1.5 years in prison in the case of Brigadir J’s murder. Unlike other convicts, Bharada E did not appeal or submit a cassation request, accepting the verdict pronounced by the South Jakarta District Court.

In the same case, Ferdy Sambo, another convict, initially received a death sentence. However, his cassation was approved by the Supreme Court, reducing his punishment to life imprisonment. Meanwhile, Putri Candrawathi, Ferdy Sambo‘s wife, was initially sentenced to 20 years in prison, which was later reduced to 10 years through cassation.

The other three convicts received varying sentences: Kuat Ma’ruf was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Ricky Rizal received 13 years, and Bharada Richard Eliezer, or Bharada E, was sentenced to 1.5 years. Bharada E has now been released through the parole program.