Indonesian Playboy Editor Released

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The former editor of Playboy Indonesia is a free man again after the country's Supreme Court overturned his conviction for indecency.

Erwin Arnada walked out of prison Friday after serving part of a two-year sentence for publishing pictures of scantily-clad women.

Arnada had been imprisoned since last October. His lawyer had appealed the verdict, but said he was not told why the appeal was granted now.

When the now-defunct magazine hit the stands in 2006, a hard-line Muslim group attacked its editorial offices and filed a criminal complaint against Arnada.