Thursday, October 13, 2005

Indonesia and Britain seem to be very similar when it comes to courts and judges.


Indonesia and Britain seem to be very similar when it comes to courts and judges.

Let's take Britain first and then look at the allegation that Indonesia's Chief Justice accepted a bribe.

The biggest terrorist attack in Britain was the Lockerbie bomb, which many people suspect was the work of elements of the CIA. The 1989 incident killed 270 people.

It seems that the judges in the Lockerbie bomb trial were either

1. tricked
2. or intimidated
3. or bribed.

Police chief- Lockerbie evidence was faked

According to the newspaper 'Scotland on Sunday' , 28 August 2005, a Scottish Police chief has revealed that the Lockerbie evidence was faked. The former police chief has given lawyers a signed statement claiming that evidence in the Lockerbie bombing trial was fabricated.The officer has testified that the CIA planted the fragment of circuit board crucial in convicting Al Megrahi.

The Sunday Herald 08/04/2001 : "THE United Nations has savaged the Crown Office's handling of the Lockerbie trial claiming the outcome was rigged through the unfair suppression of evidence; it was politically influenced by the USA; and the court had no grounds to return a guilty verdict. Dr Hans Kochler, who was handpicked by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to act as the international observer during the trial in Holland, hinted that the trial was rigged, claimed the guilty verdict handed down in February to Abdelbasset Ali Mohamed Al Megrahi was "arbitrary" and "irrational" and gave his tacit support for an acquittal at the planned appeal."
Thursday, October 13, 2005

The following comes from jakartass.blogspot:

Bagir has been suspended...

Bagir Manan, 64, is the country's Chief Justice.

In April 2003, ex-dictator Suharto's half brother, Probosutedjo, now 75, was sentenced to four years imprisonment for embezzlement of reforestation funds, which cost the state some Rp.100 billion in losses. Naturally, given the status of the convicted man, the case has gone to appeal.

Where this all gets interesting is that Harini R. Wiyoso, one of his lawyers, has admitted that she gave US$500,000 to Supreme Court staff to pass on to Bagir, and another $100,000 for other officials and judges...

I am indebted to Yosef Ardi, formerly managing editor of Bisnis Indonesia, who is currently a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. He maintains a blog, Indonesia Today.)


Letter on Lockerbie by Dr Jim Swire
Forensic mix-up casts fresh Lockerbie doubt.
Police chief- Lockerbie evidence was faked
Lockerbie Bomb and Ecuador and New Zealand
Lockerbie bomb verdict thrown into doubt


Indonesian corruption
Suharto and bombs:
Eddy Tansil:



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