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Jakarta Post

They gave water to protesters. Now they are on trial for being criminal accomplices

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 29, 2019   /  08:32 am
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Police fire tear gas at protesters during a riot near the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) headquarters in Jakarta on May 22.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

The impact of the postelection riots that crippled the capital on May 21 and 22 goes way beyond the number of fatalities and injured victims. The violence has affected the lives of many people including the 172 people arrested in relation to the trouble, 29 of them employees of the capital’s oldest shopping center Sarinah, which is located right in front of the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) building, where the riots first broke out. The majority have been charged under articles 212 and 218 of the Criminal Code (KUHP) for assaulting security personnel and for refusing to disperse after being told to do so. The 29 Sarinah employees have been named as Achmad Sanusi, Agus Sarohman, Ahmadi, Anwar, Deki Aries, Febriantoro, Felix Ganang, Gunawan, Habib Musa, Handori, Hardian, Hariyono, Hendri Basuki, Hermawan, Ichrom, Mugiyanto, Nazarkhan, Nurakhman, Philip Sinaga, ...