Former Indonesian airline boss jailed in Munir case


Jakarta – The former executive director of Indonesia’s national airline Garuda, Indra Setiawan, has been sentenced by a Jakarta court to one year in jail for assisting in the killing of the human rights activist Munir Said Thailib.

The court found him guilty of falsifying documents to help the killer travel on Mr Munir’s flight.

Last month, the killer Pollycarpus Priyanto was sentenced to 20 years in prison for poisoning the human rights activist with arsenic while on a flight from Jakarta to Amsterdam. Priyanto was a Garuda pilot, but travelled on the flight as a passenger.

The Indonesian intelligence services have been implicated in the killing of Mr Munir, who was a leading critic of human rights abuses in Indonesia.