Tri Agus Susanto Siswowihardjo

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Siswowihardjo, editor in chief of Kabar dari Pijar, a bulletin published by the Jakarta-based nongovernmental organization Pijar, was arrested during a police raid on the organization’s offices. He was convicted on Sept. 11 of “intentionally insulting” President Suharto, in violation of Articles 55(1) and 134 of the Criminal Code. The case against Siswowihardjo was based on the publication of an article in the bulletin’s June 1994 issue, entitled “This Country Has Been Messed Up by a Man Called Suharto.”