Indonesia prosecutors file appeal in activist case

Activist Munir Thalib died of arsenic poisoning on board a flight from Singapore to Amsterdam in 2004.

Indonesia prosecutors file appeal in activist case
Indonesia's attorney general has filed an appeal against a court decision last month in which a former top intelligence official was acquitted of the murder of a human rights activist, an official said on Monday.

The acquittal of Muchdi Purwoprandjono, a former deputy chief of the National Intelligence Agency, of the murder of activist Munir Thalib, prompted widespread criticism.

Jasman Pandjaitan, a spokesman for the attorney-general's office, said that a detailed appeal, related to the murder of Munir, would be sent to the South Jakarta district court within 14 days.

"Our objection is the panel of judges' verdict which acquitted Muchdi (Purwoprandjono) was not based on court evidence," Pandjaitan told reporters.

Munir died of arsenic poisoning on board a flight from Singapore to Amsterdam in 2004.

Reuters
Last Mod: 12 Ocak 2009, 15:34
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