Monday, October 27, 2014

Possible roadblock to Indonesian military court reform

Will the new cabinet in Indonesia support reform of the nation's military court system? The answer is it's not clear but there may be worrying signs, according to this report in The Jakarta Post:
[NGO Imparsial program director] Al Araf raised doubts that with [retired Army chief Gen.] Ryamizard [Ryacudu] in power [as Defense Minister], the ministry would support the much-awaited amendment to the 1997 Military Tribunal Law to allow civilian courts try soldiers involved in non-military offenses.

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