Ratna’s Assault Drama
The police arrested activist Ratna Sarumpaet in connection with the hoax of her being physically abused. Those who spread this hoax are to be questioned.
After sitting in the waiting area of Terminal 2D at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Tangerang, Banten, for just half an hour, seven police officers and three immigration officials approached Ratna Sarumpaet last Thursday night. One of them showed a travel ban issued by the Directorate-General of Immigration upon the request of the Jakarta Police Department to this social activist and theatre performer.
Ratna did not resist when officials took her to...