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Activists call for transparent investigation into environmental lawyer's death amid alleged discrepancies

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil and Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta and Medan   /   Mon, February 17, 2020   /  08:37 am
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No significant progress has been made in an investigation into the death of environmental lawyer Golfrid Siregar in Medan, North Sumatra four months after he was found severely injured, activists have said, while urging the police to be more transparent in the case amid discrepancies. A coalition of activists grouped under #JusticeForGolfrid lambasted the North Sumatra Police for the investigation into Golfrid’s death that had gone stagnant. Police previously said his death was the result of a traffic accident. Golfrid was legal coordinator for the North Sumatra chapter of the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi). Even though the North Sumatra Police had named three suspects in connection to Golfrid death for allegedly stealing his belongings, the police have not been transparent in their investigation, and the deceased’s relatives, including his ...