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Possible new evidence in Munir case

  • Andra Wisnu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 9 2008   /  10:48 am

A missing letter connecting the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) to the murder of human rights activist Munir Said Thalib may reappear as evidence against former BIN officer Muchdi Purwoprandjono. A.H. Ritonga, deputy attorney general for general crimes, said Tuesday that one of the pieces of evidence in Muchdi's case was the missing letter, first mentioned in the trial of former Garuda pilot Pollycarpus Budihari Prijanto, who was sentenced to 20 years for his role in the murder. Indra Setiawan, a witnesses in the Pollycarpus trial, said he received a classified letter from BIN asking that Pollycarpus be assigned as a security crew member for Munir's flight to Amsterdam. Munir was killed by arsenic poisoning during a stopover at Singapore's Changi Airport in September 2004. Indra claimed robbers stole the letter from his car, creating a missing link between BIN and ...