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Jakarta Post

'Student deaths possibly unlawful killing'

  • Ivany Atina Arbi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 16 2019   /  12:50 am

The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has claimed that police personnel may have unlawfully killed two university students in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, during a student protest in the city last month.The commission urged the police to identify and firmly punish the perpetrators if found guilty to avoid similar incidents from happening in the future.Kontras coordinator Yati Andriani revealed during a press conference on Monday that a student from Haluoleo University in Kendari, Muhammad Yusuf Kardawi, was the first victim "to fall on the ground" while the police were trying to disperse the rally held in the heart of the city. He was believed to have been shot by the police before the second victim named La Randi also collapsed after being shot.A witness who intended to help Yusuf retreated upon seeing a man pointing a gun at him from inside the city's man...