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Jakarta Post

Environmental group urges police to investigate death of lawyer

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan   /   Mon, October 7, 2019   /  05:32 pm
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An environmental organization urged the police on Monday to thoroughly investigate the death of lawyer Golfrid Siregar in Medan, North Sumatra, following his disappearance. The Indonesian Forum for the Environment’s (Walhi) North Sumatra chapter director, Dana Prima Tarigan, said Golfrid’s cause of death was still unknown. “The police should uncover the case transparently, so as to avoid public speculation [and] also to give a sense of security to human rights activists and civilians in North Sumatra,” Dana told The Jakarta Post on Monday. Golfried lost contact with his family on Wednesday, and the next day, he was found severely injured on the side of the Simpang Pos Padang Bulan overpass in Medan. He died at a hospital on Sunday from his injuries. Deli Tua Police in Deli Serdang regency, which are handling the case, previously claimed that Golfried h...