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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Prejudice at the Polling Booth

Tim Mann*

When 121 million Indonesians went to the polls to vote in the country's first direct presidential elections in 2004, Wahyu Adi Nugroho was not among them. It was not apathy that kept him away. It was 15 kilograms of steel and rubber. Nugroho, 35, is from Pundong in Bantul, Yogyakarta. He used to use a wheelchair, and he could not vote because his local…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

From Thousand Islands to Thousands Protestors

INDRIYANTO Seno Adji set two conditions when he was asked by the Crime Investigation Unit at National Police headquarters to become an expert witness in the blasphemy case against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok). When the request was made, this professor from Krisnadwipayana University was in Tokyo, attending a panel discussion on criminal court system reforms. He said he had his reasons for setting those conditions.