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Workers demand release of terror suspect

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 6 2012   /  01:05 pm

Workers of shoe factory PT Panarub Dwikarya marched to the Tangerang Women’s Penitentiary on Friday, demanding the release of fellow worker Omih, 28, who was detained for being an alleged terrorist.

Omih was arrested on Sept. 29 following accusations of spreading terror through text messages as reported by the company management.

“Since her detention at the Penitentiary, none of her family members and colleagues were allowed to visit her,” said Rudi HB Daman, chairman of the Indonesian Labor Association Movement (GSBI) that organized the rally.

Rudi said that Omih had long been disappointed in regards to the company’s policies. She blamed the company for her daughter’s death and not approving her request for leave to take care of the ill 2-year-old girl.

On Sept. 14, she sent a text message to the company’s human resources manager Edy Suryono and p...