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Jakarta Post

Munir’s widow on road show in N. Sulawesi to seek support

  • Lita Aruperes

    The Jakarta Post

Manado, North Sulawesi   /   Thu, October 27, 2016   /  12:07 pm
Munir’s widow on road show in N. Sulawesi to seek support Seeking support: Munir's widow, Suciwati (left), talks to a human rights activist during her road show in Manado, North Sulawesi, on Oct. 26. (JP/Lita Aruperes)

Munir’s widow Suciwati has expressed hope that a report containing the results of a fact-finding team’s (TPF) investigation into the death of her late husband and prominent rights defender, can be immediately made public so there can be clarity on the case.

She also conveyed her concerns on the ongoing polemics surrounding the reportedly missing report.

“Manado is the first area I’m visiting after Jakarta. I hope the people there also call on the government to make the TPF report public,” said Suciwati in Manado on Wednesday. She was alluding to a road show she was currently undertaking to push for the declassification of the report.

Mohammad Abbas from the North Sulawesi Civil Society Network in Manado said the Central Information Commission’s (KIP) decision to order the government to make the report public had triggered widespread speculation. “We hope all civil society groups in Manado can convey their support for President Jokowi to disclose the TPF Munir report,” said Abbas.

He further said the network also had pushed the government to solve Munir’s murder in 2004, which to this day remains questionable.  

“We have conducted various activities to collect support from North Sulawesi residents, including the organization of a dialogue between ibu Suciwati and all societal elements in Manado,” said Abbas.

He said Suciwati was scheduled to attend a dialogue with journalists from the Manado chapter of the Alliance of Independence Journalists (AJI) and talk shows for several radio and television stations in the city during her three-day road show, which would end Friday.  

“There also will be an open dialogue with Manado residents,” said Abbas. (ebf)

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