Cikeusik attack trial on twitter

by EM News May 24, 2011
A twitter account has been created for the public to follow the trial of the Cikeusik attack. Credible sources have recommended the public to follow a Twitter account on the trial of 12 defendants of the Cikeusik attack on Feb. 6, 2011. The live tweet is organised by a group of NGOs that monitor the trial. The account is @Cikeusiktrial.

Human rights campaigner Andreas Harsono said: "It is a good one. I feel like I could follow the trial from their tweeting. Police witnesses are beginning to point to Ujang M. Arif, a cleric in the area, of using SMS and asking people to banish the Ahmadiyah in Cikeusik."

The trial is organized every Tuesday (sometimes also Thursday). The tweet is in Indonesian.

Note: Human Rights Watch reported that on February 6, 2011, a mob of at least several hundred people attacked about 25 Ahmadiyah members in Cikeusik village, Banten province in western Java, while about 30 police officers who were present made little effort to stop the attack. Senior government officials have condemned the attack and ordered a police investigation, but the government needs to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice and open an independent investigation into why the police did not prevent the attack. To see the full article and video, click here.