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Jakarta Post

Police, TNI had prior knowledge of Cebongan raid

  • Yuliasri Perdani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 8 2013   /  09:52 am

The low-ranking soldiers alleged to be responsible for an attack on four detainees of the Cebongan Prison in Sleman, Yogyakarta, could have taken the fall for their seniors who orchestrated the murder, rights activists have said.

Coordinator of the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Haris Azhar said an independent investigation from a number of rights group found indications that high ranking officials from the Indonesian Military (TNI) and Army Special Forces (Kopassus) met with Yogyakarta Police chief Brig. Gen. Sabar Rahardjo on March 19 at the Yogyakarta Police headquarters.

The meeting was held only a few hours after former Kopassus commando First Sgt. Heru Santoso was killed in Hugo’s Cafe in Sleman.

The rights group failed to get details on what transpired in the closed-door meeting but they suspect the meeting could be linked t...