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Jakarta Post

Amnesty urges SBY to solve Munir’s murder

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, September 8 2012   /  01:18 pm

The government’s failure to bring to justice all parties responsible for the killing of prominent human rights activist Munir Said Thalib raises serious concerns about Indonesia’s willingness to resolve the case and to combat persistent impunity in the country, a prominent international human rights group has said.

London-based Amnesty International recalled President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s statement in 2004, in which he said the resolution of Munir’s murder would be a “test of our history”. “Eight years after Munir’s death, the Indonesian authorities — including the President — are failing in that test,” Amnesty said in a statement made available to The Jakarta Post on Thursday.

Munir was allegedly poisoned with arsenic on board a Garuda Indonesia plane flying from Jakarta to Amsterdam on Sept. 7, 2004. His remains were buried in Sisir cemetery in...