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State Palace has received copy of report into Munir's death

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 27, 2016   /  01:46 pm
State Palace has received copy of report into Munir's death Suciwati, the widow of slain human rights activist Munir Said Thalib, and human rights activist Sumarsih hold up masks of Munir's face during a hearing at the Central Information Commission on Oct. 10. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Presidential spokesman Johan Budi said on Thursday that the State Palace had received a copy of the report containing the results of a fact-finding team’s (TPF) investigation into the death of human rights activist Munir Said Thalib.

“Yesterday, pak Sudi Silalahi, the former Cabinet secretary [under former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono], handed over a copy of the TPF report,” said Johan in Jakarta on Thursday as reported by tribunnesw.com.

The report is now with the State Secretariat and will be handed over to the Attorney General’s Office, said Johan. Johan added that the copy of the report had been signed by TPF chairman Marsudi Nahafi.

“The last page of the copy of the report was signed by pak Marsudi, who says the copy is the same as the original report,” he Johan.

Yudhoyono gave a copy of the TPF report to the government because the original report went missing. Many believe that in the report, the TPF named several people who may have been involved in the case. These names were never exposed to the public.

Johan said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered Attorney General M. Prasetyo to study the document to assure that it was exactly the same as the original report.

Previously, Prasetyo said his office would not speculate on the people mentioned in the report before first studying a copy of the report carefully.

“Don’t speculate. We will see the document first,” said Prasetyo, adding he may discuss the matter with Yudhoyono. (bbn)

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