Munir’s Case in Chronological Order (7 September 2004 – 16 January 2005) :# Indonesian human rights activists and founder of Commission for Disappeared Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) and Imparsial, Munir (39 year-old) died on Garuda flight 974 while en route from Jakarta to Amsterdam to pursue graduate studies. Based on its national law, the Netherlands government has conducted autopsy to Munir’s body. 12 Sept 2004 The funeral of Munir in Batu, Malang, Eatern Java. 11 Nov 2004 Munir’s family was informed by Dutch media on the finding of the autopsy conducted by the Dutch Forensic Institute. The finding has revealed the fact that the cause of death was the presence of a lethal dose of arsenic in Munir’s body. 12 Nov 2004 Suciwati, Munir’s wife, visited Indonesian Police Headquarters to ask the finding of the autopsy but she did not get it. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) vowed to follow up the case. Several Indonesian NGOs gathered at KontraS’ office for a press conference. They asked the Indonesian government to investigate the case and to submit the finding of the autopsy to Munir’s family. Moreover, they also asked an independent fact finding team to investigate the case. Several people echoed similar messages across the country. 18 Nov 2004 Indonesian Police Headquarters sent a team including a forensic expert and Mr. Usman Hamid (KontraS’ Coordinator) to the Netherlands. The team was there to obtain the result of the autopsy as well as to discuss it with the expert in the Dutch Forensic Institute. The team did not get the result since they failed to follow administrative procedure asked by the Netehrlands government. 20 Nov 2004 Munir’s wife, Suciwati, was terrorized at her house in Bekasi. 22 Nov 2004 Suciwati and several Indonesian NGO activists visited the Indonesian parliament (The Third Commission). The Commission and Munir’s families have agreed to ask the government to set up an independent investigation team. 23 Nov 2004 The General Session of the parliament has agreed to ask the government to set up an independent investigation team and to submit the result of the autopsy to Munir’s family. Moreover, the parliament has set up its own investigation team. 24 Nov 2004 Suciwati and several Indonesian NGO activists met the president in Presedential palce. The presedent again vowed for an independent investigation team for the case. 26 Nov 2004 Imparsial dan KontraS submitted a draft on their suggestion for an independent investigation team to the president. The spokesman of the president, Mr. Andi Malarangeng, received the draft. The draft contained several sugestions on the form, the mechanism and the potential candidate of the team. 28 Nov 2004 Indonesian Police has examined eight Garuda (the Indonesian airlines) crew who were in the same flight with Munir. Twenty one persons have been examined so far. 2 Des 2004 Several activists and human rights violation victims rallied in front of presidential palace asking president’s commitment to set up an independent investigation team. :z --> :z --> :z --> :z --> :z --> :z --> :z --> :f :D :) ;;) :x :$ x( :? :@ :~ :| :)) :( :s :(( :o 21 Des 2004 The Indonesian police, the attorney general, the department of law and human rights as well as Indonesian human rights activists had a meeting in the Indonesian Police Headquarters to discuss the follow up of the idea of independent investigation team. 23 Des 2004 President SBY declared a Fact Finding Team for Munir’s case involving some people from civil society. The team will support the police in Munir’s case. 11 Feb 2005 The team asked the police for a reconstruction of the case. The police told the team that reconstruction should be adressed to Garuda. 24 Feb 2005 The chief of the team, Brigadier General Marsudi Hanafi made his opinion clear to the public. He said Garuda did not want to cooperate for a reconstruction process. 28 Feb 2005 Brigadier Marsudi Hanafi also stated that Garuda was trying to cover up the death of Munir. Garuda has not shown its commitment for a reconstruction process. Moreover, Garuda also has allegedly issued a fake letter of assignment for one of their pilots namely Pollycarpus. 3 Mar 2005 The Fact Finding team met the president to submit its progress report on the case. The team has found evidence on conspiracy activities behind the death of Munir. The chief of the team, Brigadier Hanafi, announced a strong indication of conspiracy involving several persons in Garuda as well as its director. They played direct and inderect role in the case. Therefore, Munir’s death was not an individual crime activities. 4 Mar 2005 The Chief of Indonesian Police, Da’i Bachtiar, shared his agreement on the finding of the team saying the involvement of Garuda’s director in Munir’s case. 7 Mar 2005 The parliament investigation team declared that Pollycarpus did not tell the truth during the hearing with the parliament. 8 Mar 2005 Several Indonesian human rights organization will address Munir’s case to the United Nations Commision on Human Rights General Session in Geneve, Switzerland, on March 14 until April 22, 2005 because Munir is an international human rights activist. 10 Mar 2005 Pollycarpus did not come to the Indonesian police headquarters following an order by the police for a meeting. He told the police his body was not well. 12 Mar 2005 The chief of fact finding team, Brigadier General Marsudi Hanafi issued a statement saying his disappointment on the work of Criminal Divison of Indonesian Police Headquarters in investigating Munir’s case. 14 Mar 2005 Investigators from Criminal Divison Penyidik started the investigation process for Pollycarpus. The investigation process took 13 hours long by using lie detector. 15 Mar 2005 The police again investigated Pollycarpus. 15 Mar 2005 The fact finding team has recommended six potential suspects. Four of them are from Garuda. 16 Mar 2005 The chief of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Major General, Syamsir Siregar, denied the involvement of agency’s officer in Munir’s case. 18 Mar 2005 The police announced officially that Pollycarpus was a suspect. He would stay in Indonesian Police Headquarters for further process. 23 Mar 2005 Suciwati delivered her testimony before the United Nations Commission Session in Geneve, Switzerland. 26 Mar 2005 The chief of NIA, Syamsir Siregar, denied that Pollycarpus was a member of NIA.