New York, May 15, 2006–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Indonesian authorities to fully investigate the recent killing of Indonesian journalist Herliyanto, a freelance reporter with the Radar Surabaya, Delta Post, and Jimber News newspapers.
Herliyanto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, was found dead with numerous stab wounds on April 29 in a wooded area near the town of Banyuanyar in East Java province, the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) reported. Little has been publicly reported on the killing, which occurred in a remote area. CPJ continues to investigate the case.
“We condemn the murder of our colleague Herliyanto and urge the national authorities to quickly and fully investigate the circumstances surrounding his brutal murder,” said Ann Cooper, CPJ’s executive director.