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Journalists, activists protest after Catholics assaulted

  • Slamet Susanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta | Fri, May 30, 2014 | 09:05 pm

Dozens of journalists and activists staged a mass rally on Friday, after a Catholic Rosary-recital group was assaulted in Yogyakarta on Thursday. 

The protest coordinator, Taufik, said that cases of sectarian violence and violence against minorities continued because police looked the other way.

Several civil society organizations, such as Yogyakarta Corruption Watch (JCW) and journalist groups, will work with the Yogyakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH) to decide on the next course of action.

"The police must deal with cases like this. They must prevent them from happening again," Bahrudin of JCW said.

A group of armed men allegedly attacked Julius Felicianus, director of Galang Press publishing house, Kompas TV journalist Michael Aryawan and three others over religious activity conducted in Julius'€™ house.

Julius was severely injured while the mob took Michael'€™s camera. Three other participants were also attacked.

Julius was at his office, organizing interfaith prayers with the Yogyakarta Anti Violence Community (Makaryo), when the incident occurred. He rushed home after being informed of the attack.

Julius and Michael were able to identify one of the attackers, a man identified as KH, who was also a neighbor.

The police took KH into custody and said that they would detain everyone else involved. (fss/dic)