Prosecutor attacked after graft trial
Sistoyo: Prosecutor in Cibinong Prosecutor Office. (Antara/ Reno Esnir)
A graft defendant, prosecutor Sistoyo, was attacked after his trial at the Bandung Corruption Court on Wednesday.
Sistoyo, who worked with the Cibinong Prosecutor Office, suffered a wound to his head.
A man who identified himself as Deddy Sugarda of the Anak Bangsa organization attacked Sistoyo using rolled paper when Sistoyo left a court room at 10 a.m. Sistoyo ducked, while an officer of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) pointed a gun at the attacker.
Deddy then disposed of the paper, which apparently concealed a 20-meter machete.
“He betrayed our country. He should punish people but now he is punished,” Deddy said on Wednesday while being taken to a police car.
During the trial, Deddy waited outside the courtroom while handing out papers containing details of an anti-corruption campaign to journalists.
Sistoyo’s lawyer Firman Wijaya protested the incident and questioned security at the corruption court.
“I will meet the court chief to protest this incident. This is harassment against the court. This incident is outrageous,” Firman said, adding that he would also report the incident to the Judicial Commission, the National Commission on Human Rights and the National Police.
The KPK caught Sistoyo accepting Rp 99.9 million (US$10,890) from a defendant named Edward in November last year. (swd)
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