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Hundreds of prosecutors sanctioned for abuse of power

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Jakarta   /   Wed, November 4, 2015   /  06:50 pm
Hundreds of prosecutors sanctioned for abuse of power (Kompas.com)

(Kompas.com)

The Attorney's General Office (AGO) sanctioned 169 prosecutors and 138 administrative staff between 2014 and 2015 for various violations.

According to AGO commissioner Indro Sugianto, most of the prosecutors were involved in power and authority abuse, selectiveness in cases, deliberately postponing and advancing prosecution, evidence theft in the form of money and drug abuse.

Thirty-three prosecutors and 41 administrative staff members received harsh punishment while others received medium and light punishment.

"Among the punishment was demotion in rank and position, transfer or demotion of functional position and dismissal as a civil servant," said Indro in Jakarta on Tuesday as quoted by tribunnews.com.

The AGO has called on the public to actively become involved in supervising the performance of the office's prosecutors and administration staff members nationwide. Those who found suspicious cases can report directly to the AGO commission through mail, email or by visiting the office.

"All reports will be followed up and resolved as much as possible. Hopefully everyone working at the AGO can be more introspective and no longer have to face internal supervision," said Indro. (kes)(+)

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