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Editorial: Justice vs interest

  • The Jakarta Post

| Thu, January 12 2012 | 09:00 am

PREMIUM A series of court trials and legal prosecution of petty criminal cases involving underage children and mentally retarded people have been making headlines in national media lately.

The cases include the conviction of 15-year-old A.A.L. last week for stealing a police officer’s flip-flops by the Palu District Court in Central Sulawesi province, the recent detention of mentally disabled 22-...