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    https://www.tempo.co/read/news/2014/...up-Udara-Bebas

    Sentenced to 20 years in jail for the premeditated murder of Munir, Pollycarpus has been granted a conditional release after just five years spent in Lapas Sukamiskin.

    Anyway, since the day he has been sentenced he was railroaded to be set free very fast since they didn't sentenced him to either a life term or the death penalty (it would have forbidden the possibility of a conditional release or any remission).

    Another shameful scandal for the Indonesian "justice".
    Last edited by atlantis; 29-11-14, 17:35.

  • #2
    Small correction: both Jak Post and Globe have the sentence at 14 years, not 20.

    This is indeed a scandal, no saying.

    The Post explains that parole is possible after serving two thirds of a sentence.

    From Globe yesterday

    Jakarta. Human rights groups reacted with dismay on Saturday at the decision to allow Pollycarpus Budihari Prijanto to walk free from prison after serving just eight years of a 14-year sentence for the 2004 assassination of human rights activist Munir Said Thalib.

    “This is a bad sign for the government of Joko Widodo,” said Hendardi, the head of the Committee of Solidarity Action for Munir (Kasum).
    Hendardi, who is also the head of the Setara Institute, a rights advocacy group, said the release reflected poorly on the president’s commitment to upholding human rights.
    Another Kasum executive, Choirul Anam, said the group had contacted the president’s office to request a review of the parole order.
    “Joko should have reopened Munir’s case instead of granting the release,” Choirul said.

    “It is true a release on parole is the right of every inmate, but it should not apply to someone who has committed a serious human rights offense,” Choirul added.

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    • #3
      “Joko should have reopened Munir’s case instead of granting the release,” Choirul said.

      Did Jokowi pardon him? This sentence, if verbatim shows the ignorance (real of feigned) of the speaker or the stupidity of the journalist (or maybe intelligence, in trying to be sensational)

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      • #4
        So a human who kills a human rights activist is not to be defended by human rights groups?

        Just to make the point that these groups are often in favor for early parole and more leniency towards convicted persons.
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        • #5
          What can you say ?
          The Commander who ordered the execution is now on Jokowi's side
          "The Beauty of Indonesia is located outside Jakarta"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by johntap View Post
            Small correction: both Jak Post and Globe have the sentence at 14 years, not 20.

            This is indeed a scandal, no saying.

            The Post explains that parole is possible after serving two thirds of a sentence.

            From Globe yesterday

            Jakarta. Human rights groups reacted with dismay on Saturday at the decision to allow Pollycarpus Budihari Prijanto to walk free from prison after serving just eight years of a 14-year sentence for the 2004 assassination of human rights activist Munir Said Thalib.

            “This is a bad sign for the government of Joko Widodo,” said Hendardi, the head of the Committee of Solidarity Action for Munir (Kasum).
            Hendardi, who is also the head of the Setara Institute, a rights advocacy group, said the release reflected poorly on the president’s commitment to upholding human rights.
            Another Kasum executive, Choirul Anam, said the group had contacted the president’s office to request a review of the parole order.
            “Joko should have reopened Munir’s case instead of granting the release,” Choirul said.

            “It is true a release on parole is the right of every inmate, but it should not apply to someone who has committed a serious human rights offense,” Choirul added.
            Maths in this country really is an endemic problem isn't it? Maybe they bargain on that? Peoples maths are so bad that they won't realise that 2/3 of 15 (or 20) is not in fact 5!
            Things happen for a reason...

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            • #7
              So he served just eight years for taking the life of another person ?? - Shame he wasn't caught with some weed coming back through the airport, he would have got at least 20 years for that. I am not at all surprised by this news, there is no justice in Indonesia and life is worth fuck all here. Especially a life that was dedicated to ruffling the feathers of some very powerful institutions.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ScooterIndo View Post
                So he served just eight years for taking the life of another person ?? - Shame he wasn't caught with some weed coming back through the airport, he would have got at least 20 years for that. I am not at all surprised by this news, there is no justice in Indonesia and life is worth fuck all here. Especially a life that was dedicated to ruffling the feathers of some very powerful institutions.
                Reclassify Arsenic as a drug? Suppose whether it is an upper or a downer depends on your standing with the lord...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jstar View Post
                  So a human who kills a human rights activist is not to be defended by human rights groups?

                  Just to make the point that these groups are often in favor for early parole and more leniency towards convicted persons.
                  Thanks for that bit of sophism, J. If someone speaks aloud while asking you to "be quiet" I suppose you are going to retort "hey, you're speaking, too!"

                  The scandal is the lack of investigation followup. All sorts of strange things, like why Polycarpus had the role he did on that flight. I'm surprised he was put in jail rather than dumped in a river somewhere in order to "tie up loose ends" as they say in movies about political conspiracies.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by martindo View Post
                    Thanks for that bit of sophism, J. If someone speaks aloud while asking you to "be quiet" I suppose you are going to retort "hey, you're speaking, too!"

                    The scandal is the lack of investigation followup. All sorts of strange things, like why Polycarpus had the role he did on that flight. I'm surprised he was put in jail rather than dumped in a river somewhere in order to "tie up loose ends" as they say in movies about political conspiracies.
                    I have to agree with you
                    Rumour said that the reason why Munir was dead because, on the day he died, he was on his way to sell some of the country's classified document to the highest bidder in Holland. Data containied some of the sins Soeharto's Generals did over the past 20 years. It still fascinating to see Polly is still alive today. Perhaps because Mr Hendropriyono's backup and influence on this government ?
                    "The Beauty of Indonesia is located outside Jakarta"

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