Ex-spy cleared of Indonesian murder | News | Al Jazeera

Ex-spy cleared of Indonesian murder

Former spy boss cleared of charges he ordered murder of rights activist Munir Thalib.

    Rights activist Munir Thalib was poisoned with arsenic while on a flight to Europe in 2004 [EPA]

    Munir Thalib died after consuming orange juice laced with arsenic on a flight with Indonesian national airline Garuda in 2004.

    A prominent human rights campaigner, he had been vocal in exposing abuses by the military under Indonesia's former president Suharto.

    In January Indonesia's supreme court sentenced a former Garuda airlines pilot to 20 years in jail for carrying out the murder.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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