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SBY orders probe into jail killings

  • Yuliasri Perdani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 27 2013   /  10:40 am
After the killing: National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) chairman Siti Nurlaila (right) along with her colleague Sriyana (left) visit Cebongan prison in Sleman, Yogyakarta, on Tuesday. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)(Komnas HAM) chairman Siti Nurlaila (right) along with her colleague Sriyana (left) visit Cebongan prison in Sleman, Yogyakarta, on Tuesday. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

After the killing: National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) chairman Siti Nurlaila (right) along with her colleague Sriyana (left) visit Cebongan prison in Sleman, Yogyakarta, on Tuesday. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered a thorough investigation into the brutal killings of four detainees in Cebongan Penitentiary in Sleman, Yogyakarta, and has also urged the Indonesian Military (TNI) to cooperate with the National Police in the latter’s investigation.

Yudhoyono said the execution-style killings were a direct attack on the state’s authority.

“[The killings] have not only resulted in a serious threat that affects public safety, but has left the public with no sense of trust in the supremacy of law in the republic,” said Yudhoyono as quoted by presidential advisor for political communication Daniel Sparringa in Jakarta.
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