Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Women, children in Bima clash released

Women, children in Bima clash released
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 12/28/2011 11:06 AM
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Police released on Tuesday nine of 53 suspects detained after a fatal clash between demonstrators and police in Lambu district in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara (WTB), according to their attorney.

The released individuals comprised women and children, said their lawyer, Arifudin from the Insani Legal Aid and Consultation Center in Bima, kompas.com reported.

As suspects, they must regularly report to the police.

Officers from the local police and the WTB Mobile Brigade special operations unit used deadly force on Saturday to break up demonstrators blocking access to Sape port organized under the banner of the People's Front Against Mining (FRAT).

The group had been demonstrating since Dec. 19, demanding that Bima Regent Ferry Zulkarnaen revoke PT Sumber Mineral Nasional’s (SMN) mining permit.

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