Amnesty International Urges New Inquiry Munir

Written By Reva on Rabu, 07 September 2011 | 05.21

With the full name of Munir Said Thalib, (late) Munir was born in Malang, East Java on December 8, 1965 and died on September 7, 2004 at the Garuda flight from Jakarta to Amsterdam in transit in Singapore

LONDON, - Amnesty International wrote an open letter to the Attorney General Basrief Arief related murder case of Munir, a human rights activist. The letter was signed by 16 the director of the international amnesty and sent to the Attorney General on Tuesday (09/06/2011).

In commemoration of Munir's death seven years, Amnesty International, based in London, urged the Attorney General to initiate a new investigation of the murder of Munir's case and make it a priority.

"Despite two people convicted in the murder case, there are a number of credible allegations that the parties most responsible have not been prosecuted."

"Lack of accountability in the Munir case raises fears among human rights defenders in Indonesia."

Amnesty International also criticized the release of former head of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) Muchdi Purowprandjono of all charges related to murder Munir.

In the letter stated that the lack of accountability in the Munir murder case be a warning to the defenders that they are vulnerable to threats because of the activities they do.

In the letter also stated, Amnesty International continues to receive complaints of alleged human rights violations against human rights defenders in Indonesia.

Munir died on a Garuda Indonesia in the course of the Jakara to the Netherlands on September 7, 2004. Based on the results of an autopsy conducted the Dutch authorities found that Munir was poisoned with arsenic.( )
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