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Jakarta Post

Denied letter, activists to push to reopen Munir case

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, January 5 2012   /  08:56 am

Efforts to reopen the murder investigation of Munir Said Thalib will not be stymied by the refusal of the Central Information Commission (KIP) to release a crucial document, say the slain human rights activists’ supporters.

Activists from the Solidarity Committee for Munir (Kasum) previously asked for a document that they claimed contained an order from the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) to Pollycarpus Budihari Priyanto and Muchdi Purwopranjono.

Munir died of arsenic poisoning on his way from Jakarta to the Netherlands aboard Garuda Indonesia flight number GA 974 in 2004.

Garuda Indonesia employees Pollycarpus and Indra Setiawan were convicted and imprisoned for Munir’s murder, although both have appealed their convictions.

The authorities have failed to identify the mastermind behind Munir’s assassination, more than seven years later.