Investigate the Death of Journalist M. Yusuf in Kotabaru Lapas in South Kalimantan

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Saturday, June 16 2018 - 18:01 IWST

Kekerasan terhadap awak media (Foto Dok Radar)
Kekerasan terhadap awak media (Foto Dok Radar)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) responded quickly to the death of the late Muhammad Yusuf (42). Progress journalist who died on June 10 last Muhammad Yusuf was killed after he was languishing in Class II B Pemabaru, South Kalimantan.

From the release received by the editor (14/6), night, Earlier Plt Chairman of PWI Center, Sasongko Tedjo formed a Fact Finding Team (TPF), headed by Ilham Bintang who also serves as Chairman of the Central PWI Honorary Council.

In addition to Ilham Bintang, TPF PWI Center is filled with a number of other names such as, Marah Sakti Siregar, Vice Chairman and Wina Armada Sukardi as Secretary of TPF.

Furthermore for members of TPF PWI consists of several names namely, Union Lubis, Gusti Rusdi Effendi, Zainal Helmi, Agus Sudibyo, Firdaus Banten, and Teguh Santosa.

TPF PWI began active duty on 22 June 2018. According to the PWI's Central Fact Finding Plan, it will dissect the journalistic work and the case of the late Muhammad Yusuf in South Kalimantan.

Previously, the late Muhammad Yusuf was sent to prison after writing his report on land dispute between PT Multi Sarana Agro Mandiri (MSAM) and Pulau Laut residents.

The writings of the late Muhammad Yusuf, called the unbalanced, unbalanced, provocative and detrimental charges of MSAM.

Muhammad Yusuf is charged under Article 45A of Law 19/2016 regarding the Amendment of Law 11/2008 on Information and Electronic Transactions (ITE) with the threat of imprisonment for a maximum of six years and a maximum fine of Rp 1 billion.

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