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Jakarta Post

Gunmen ransack prison, kill four

  • Bambang Muryanto and Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 24 2013   /  09:58 am

Some 20 armed men ransacked the Cebongan Penitentiary in Sleman, Yogyakarta, on Saturday at around 12:30 a.m., killing four detainees who were suspects in the murder case of a former member of the Army’s Special Forces (Kopassus).

The inmates were Hendrik Angel Sahetapi, Adrianus Candra Galaga, Yohanes Juan Mambait and Gamaliel Yermiayanto Rohi Riwu. They were arrested and charged with killing First Sgt. Heru Santoso, a former Kopassus soldier from Kandang Menjangan, Kartasura, Central Java, at a café in Yogyakarta on March 19. Santoso died after being stabbed with a broken bottle.

The prison’s chief warden, B. Sukamto Harto, said eight officers had been on guard when the attack occurred. Seven of them were injured, two seriously, during the incident, which lasted about 15 minutes.

The gunmen, he said, told the prison officers that they were personnel with the Y...