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Munir and the protection of rights defenders

  • Usman Hamid and Matthew Easton

    London, New York

| Fri, May 15 2009 | 01:09 pm

PREMIUM For more than four years, no case has been more central to the security of human rights defenders in Indonesia than the 2004 poisoning of Munir Said Thalib. However, that case is now at risk of collapse following the acquittal of a former senior intelligence official, Muchdi Purwopranjono. The unsolved murder dramatically underscores the need for better protection of human rights activists. I...