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Jakarta Post

Leaked cables lead activists to push for new Munir probe

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 20 2010   /  10:01 am

Activists urged the government to reopen the investigation into the murder of Munir Said Thalib following a revelation by WikiLeaks alleging the involvement of top officials in the murder.

Usman Hamid from the International Center for Transitional Justice said Sunday that the revelation should be followed up with a fresh probe.“The WikiLeaks revelation is a step is a positive trigger. I call on the government to follow it up by uncovering the facts behind the murder. The authorities should question and investigate all people named in the leaked documents,” he said.WikiLeaks released a number of US diplomatic cables from the US Embassy in Jakarta, some of which touched on the death of Munir.Australian daily The Sydney Morning Herald reported that some of the cables said American diplomats suspected senior Indonesian intelligence officials had masterminded the murder.In a cable ...