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National Police asked to take over investigation

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 18 2010   /  09:52 am

“Have we forgotten? Fourteen years ago, Aug. 13, 1996, Fuad Muhammad Syafruddin journalist of [Yogyakarta-based] Bernas daily, stopped writing. His death still leaves a big question mark,” Yogyakarta’s Independent Journalists Association (AJI) wrote Monday.

In a letter called “Petition to Fight Forgetting”, Yogyakarta AJI head Pito Agustin Rudiana and secretary Masjidi, said the Yogyakarta Police had yet to find the people behind the death of Syafruddin, better known as Udin.

“Fourteen years is not a short time, and the Yogyakarta Police have changed its chief several times,” Pito said. “They have failed to find the one responsible.”

The AJI said it would send the petition to the National Police chief, asking them to take over the investigation from the Yogyakarta Police. The AJI also said they feared the police would close the case as the Criminal...