Jakarta. Just days after receiving a reduction in his sentence, Aulia Pohan, the father-in-law of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s eldest son, has been released on parole, a top government official said on Friday.
Patrialis Akbar, the minister of justice and human rights, said that the former Bank Indonesia deputy governor was granted parole on Wednesday, just a day after Aulia received a remission of his three-year jail term.
“Yes, [Aulia] has been released. He is no longer at the penitentiary anymore. He is home,” Patrialis said.
Aulia and three other BI executives were last year sentenced to a four-year prison term over the embezzlement of Rp 100 billion ($11 million) from a central bank foundation in 2003. The judge had charged the four with abuse of power causing great loss to the state.
Last March, the four had their jail sentence reduced by one year after an appeal at the Supreme Court.
The minister added that three other central bank deputies, Maman Sumantri, Bunbunan Hutapea and Aslim Tadjuddin, were also paroled.
“They all are eligible for parole. They all received sentence reductions, which means that they have already served two-thirds of their sentence.”