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Demonstration in Kejakgung, demanding Bintang be released

Media Indonesia - March 19, 1997

Jakarta – Around 20 youths calling themselves Komite Pemuda Indonesia (KPI, Indonesian Youth Committee) held an action at the attorney general's office demanding that Sri Bintang Pamungkans and his companions be released. They unfurled banners reading: "Release our friend".

Before the protest ended, they read poems which included one which contained the hope that the anti-subversion laws be abolished. They also sung songs of struggle. As well as Bintang's release, they also asked that the practice of legal discrimination be ended citing the case of Edi Tansil.

[Abridged translation from Media Indonesia - James Balowski]