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Police question Balairung reporter in UGM ‘rape’ case

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Fri, January 11 2019   /  01:07 am

Observers and activists have questioned the Yogyakarta Police’s move to summon a student reporter as a witness in an alleged rape case involving two Gadjah Mada University (UGM) students.

The director of the Yogyakarta Indonesian Islamic University’s Center for Human Rights Studies, Eko Riyadi, said the reporter was not at the scene when the alleged rape happened so cannot be questioned as a witness.

“The police can seek information or clues from the reporter but cannot use it in the dossier,” Eko told The Jakarta Post.

On Monday, the Yogyakarta Police summoned Citra Maudy Mahanani, 20, of UGM student press Balairung and questioned her for about two hours.

Balairung was the first media outlet to publish the story about the alleged rape against Agni (not her real name) by her fellow student HS during a compulsory community work program in a Maluku vill...