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Jakarta Post

Two years on, Novel still seeks justice

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 11, 2019   /  09:46 am
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In this file photo on Aug. 9, 2017, activists carry a banner that reads "One eye lost, millions of others scrutinize" during a rally at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters. They demand that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo establish an independent fact-finding team to help investigate the acid attack against senior KPK investigator Novel Baswedan, whose eyes were severely injured in an acid attack in April 2017.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) senior investigator Novel Baswedan is still seeking justice two years after he was attacked on April 11, 2017, with the authorities making no significant progress in their investigation into the case. Despite his injuries, Novel has continued to carry out his duty as an investigator in the antigraft body. He came back to work in July last year, after taking an almost 16-month hiatus to receive medical treatment for his eyes. “He is still on active duty in the KPK investigation division, assuming his old post despite some limitations because of his injuries,” KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah told The Jakarta Post recently. Two years ago, two unidentified men attacked the senior investigator by throwing acid on his face, causing serious injuries to his eyes. At the time of the attack, Novel was leading KPK investigations...