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Jakarta Post

Komnas HAM questions Novel’s case

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 22, 2018   /   09:01 am
Komnas HAM questions Novel’s case A group of activists stage on Thursday a rally in front of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building in Kuningan, South Jakarta, 500 days after an acid attack against KPK investigator Novel Baswedan. (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has urged the National Police to take over the case of the attack against Novel Baswedan, a senior investigator at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), from the Jakarta Police.

Komnas HAM said the latter was incompetent in handling the case as it had remained unsolved for more than a year.

“[We recommend the National Police to form] a joint task force to find the perpetrator behind the acid attack, which took place on April 11, 2017,” said commissioner Choirul Anam on Friday as quoted by

The task force, Choirul said, should involve KPK officials, the National Police’s investigators and public figures.

The commission also urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to ensure the establishment of the joint task force and monitor its work.

Komnas HAM has monitored the handling of Novel’s case since February this year, and issued a report on its review on the case.

The report was handed to the National Police also on Friday. (vny/wit)