Who Killed Munir?

When Munir Said Thalib, Indonesia's most prominent human-rights campaigner, died during a Garuda Airlines flight from Jakarta to Amsterdam and was later found to have been poisoned with arsenic, his murder became a test of new President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's pledge to run an open and accountable administration. Yudhoyono set up a 12-member commission consisting of human-rights activists, legal and justice department officials, and a police brigadier. Based on its early findings, police last week arrested a Garuda pilot, Pollycarpus Budihari Priyanto, on suspicion of involvement in the activist's death.

Though Pollycarpus, 37, didn't know Munir, he...

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