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Island focus: Jokowi cancels journo killer’s remission

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 11 2019   /  12:58 am

After mounting public protests, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has reversed the decision to commute the life sentence of I Nyoman Susrama, who was convicted of the murder of Radar Bali daily journalist Anak Agung Gede Narendra Prabangsa, to 20 years’ imprisonment.

President Jokowi confirmed the report during National Press Day in Surabaya, East Java, on Saturday, meaning that Nyoman must serve his life sentence. “Yes, I have signed the paperwork,” he said on the sidelines of the event.

Susrama was sentenced to life in prison after judges found him guilty of masterminding the murder of Prabangsa in February 2009.

Prabangsa was killed in his house in Bangli, Bali, and his body was thrown into the sea.

His body was found floating in waters west of Padangbai Harbor. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Prabangsa received threatening...