Suciwati calls for BIN’s former deputy director to be tried

Source – December 20, 2005
Munir's wife Suciwati attends Thursday action at State Palace (Merdeka)
Munir's wife Suciwati attends Thursday action at State Palace (Merdeka)

Nurvita Indarini, Jakarta – Although Pollycarpus Budihari Priyanto has been sentenced to 14 years jail, Munir’s wife, Suciwati, appears not to care. Suciwati is instead asking that the mastermind behind Munir’s murder be brought before the courts. Who is that?

“I don’t care if Pollycarpus is jailed for life or sentenced to death. What is clear is that I will seek justice because Polly[carpus] was the perpetrator on the ground, the ones that must be pursued are the masterminds”, said Suciwati.

Suciwati conveyed this following Pollycarpus’ sentencing at the Central Jakarta State Court on Jalan Gajah Mada in Jakarta on Tuesday December 20.

Is Muchdi [Purwopranjono] (an ex-National Intelligence Agency deputy director) behind Munir’s murder? “It could be so. It could be that behind Muchdi there is still another mastermind. Polly was not [acting] alone. This is a political conspiracy”, said the mother of two children.

According to Suciwati therefore, the police and investigators’ job it to bring Muchdi before the courts. “This is in order that the motive for Munir’s murder becomes clear”, said Suciwati.

As has been reported, Pollycarpus was sentence to 14 years jail. He was declared guilty and found to have committed the premeditated murder of Munir. The verdict was lighter than the life sentence demanded by the prosecution. Pollycarpus has refused to accept the verdict and will lodge an appeal. (aan)

[Translated by James Balowski.]