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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Patrialis Akbar, Constitutional Court Judge: This is a though Test

After he was questioned for 15 hours, Patrialis Akbar, a judge of the Constitutional Court, did not immediately return to his cell at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) detention facility. It was already 1:00am on Friday, last week. Wearing a vest given to detainees, Patrialis sat ruminating for some time, on the porch of the detention facility. He occasionally spoke to KPK officers escorting him from the interrogation room to…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.