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Riyanto: A martyr with a life lesson on pluralism

  • Hasyim Widhiarto

    The Jakarta Post

| Thu, December 23 2010 | 10:55 am

PREMIUM Both late former President Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid and Riyanto, a member of Nahdlatul Ulama’s (NU) Banser youth wing, had a similar urgency in promoting diversity.

While Gus Dur’s legacy of pluralism received nationwide recognition, Riyanto’s legacy has only gained a limited scope within Mojokerto in East Java.

The oldest of seven children, Riyanto made national headlin...