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Assassination of Human Rights Activist Haunts Indonesia’s Democratic Progress

A decade after the assassination of Indonesian human rights activist Munir Said Thalib, the case remains unsolved but not forgotten. On the eve of the inauguration of the country’s reform-minded president-elect Joko Widodo, pressure is growing to re-open the investigation. At a time when civil rights and freedom of speech were suppressed, Munir Said Thalib fought hard to expose transgressions of the state. In the early days of the country’s rocky democratic transition, Munir helped to...

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