Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Student Terrorist from Buntalan

SUPERVISED by two teachers, two prosecution officials and two prison officers, he was doing his 40-question final exam. Now and again, Aria (not his real name) frowned. “What does this hatching mean?” he asked, pointing at his exam paper. A teacher explained it and then he quickly continued. In less than two hours, Aria finished the exam.

In his school uniform of white shirt and gray pants,…

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

"We are tired of the violence"

IF exposing the Munir tragedy was to be a "test of our nation's history" then the government and its apparatus have most assuredly failed. For more than a decade since the human rights activist's death from arsenic poisoning while on a trip to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the law has only touched the perpetrator.

Two weeks ago, the authorities failed the test even more completely as Pollycarpus Budihari Priyanto, the perpetrator found guilty in this case, was released.