Munir’s window demands that BIN ‘cleanse’ itself of activist’s murderer

Source – September 7, 2007
Munir's widow Suciwati (CNN)
Munir's widow Suciwati (CNN)

Anwar Khumaini, Jakarta – Three years have passed without any progress being made on who murdered human rights activist Munir. In a speech, Munir’s widow Suciwati demanded that the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) be “cleansed” of Munir’s killers.

“We came here not for a confrontation. But to assist in cleaning up this institution. Whoever the perpetrator is, they must be taken before the courts. We believe that there is thorn in BIN’s side that must be removed”, shouted Suciwati.

Suciwati was standing on top of an open pickup trick and speaking through a megaphone in front of the BIN offices on Jl. Pejaten in Jakarta on Friday September 7.

Also present were around 1 thousand people from the Solidarity Alliance for Munir and Democracy (Asumsi) who called on BIN director Syamsir Siregar to cleanse the organisation of Munir’s murderers.

“We came not because we hate BIN. But precisely as a form of our love for BIN”, shouted Suciwati who was wearing a black T-shirt with a picture of Munir and the words “Munir was killed because he was right”. (sss/ana)

[Translated by James Balowski.]