AG Supports Probe Into Freddy Budiman's Testimony, Calls for Evidence

Attorney General M. Prasetyo, right, and former National Police chief Gen. Badrodin Haiti in this July 1, 2016 file photo. (Antara Photo/Yudhi Mahatma)

By : Yeremia Sukoyo & Eko Prasetyo | on 4:37 PM August 05, 2016
Category : News, Crime, Featured

Jakarta. Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo has voiced his support of a probe into the statements of Haris Azhar, activist of the Jakarta-based Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence, or Kontras, after he alleged several law enforcement officials received bribes from executed drug convict Freddy Budiman.

"I fully support the inquiry into this case. However, the parties who provide the information, even if it came from the drug lord, should supply the evidence to ease the investigation," the attorney general said in Jakarta on Friday (05/08).

In addressing Haris Azhar's statement, Prasetyo deplored that the information was revealed after Freddy's execution.

"The information has been delivered too late. If it were revealed earlier, as it has been said that it was conveyed in 2014, why would he [Haris] reveal it after the execution and to the public?" Prasetyo said.

As the case involves many parties, Prasetyo believes Haris is obliged to provide evidence.

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