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Long-sought agreement on
witness protection signed

The much-awaited cooperation agreement on protection of witnesses and victims finally materialized on Thursday.

The National Police, the National Commission on Human Rights, the National Commission on Child Protection and the National Commission on Women’s Protection inked a deal to support and cooperate with the Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK).

 “The signing capped our efforts so far to seek cooperation between state institutions dealing with the protection of witnesses and victims,” LPSK chairman Abdul Haris Semendawai said after the signing.

He expected the agreement to improve the protection program for witnesses and victims of crimes in the country.

“The most important thing is turning the commitment into action. Our challenge is whether this cooperation can work in the field,” Haris was quoted by kompas.com.

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