Web of Terror
AS a former senior figure in the Indonesian Islamic State (NII), Imam Supriyanto had never forgotten his senior, Abdul Rosyid alias Abdul Kholis. Two years ago, Imam visited the home of Kholis in Ciputat, South Tangerang. He used to be my mentor, said Imam in Jakarta last week, referring to Kholis. At that time, Imam had already left the organization two years before. During those two years Imam never…
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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.