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Kopassus stands accused of Sleman killings

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Sleman, Yogyakarta   /   Sun, March 24 2013   /  10:26 am
A matter of honor?: Police officers search Cebongan Penitentiary in Sleman, Yogyakarta, on Saturday. A group of armed men attacked the prison hours earlier, killing four suspects detained for murder of a Special Forces Command (Kopassus) member. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)(Kopassus) member. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

A matter of honor?: Police officers search Cebongan Penitentiary in Sleman, Yogyakarta, on Saturday. A group of armed men attacked the prison hours earlier, killing four suspects detained for murder of a Special Forces Command (Kopassus) member. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)The execution-style killing of four detainees accused of murdering a former member of the Army’s Special Forces (Kopassus) by reportedly “professional” gunmen has put the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) elite forces under intense public scrutiny.

A group of armed men wearing masks ransacked Cebongan Prison in Sleman, Yogyakarta, early on Saturday morning, killing four detainees who had been charged with stabbing to death a former Kopassus member, identified as First Sgt. Heru Santoso, in a brawl at a café in Yogyakarta last week.

The detainees were killed inside their cells. The assailants also took wi...