Indonesian palm oil exec arrested over journalist killings

Sat Nov 9th, 2019 - Nationwide

This picture taken on November 8, 2019 shows Indonesian local police chief inspector general Agus Adrianto (L) asking a question to suspect killers in Medan, North Sumatra, including the suspected mastermind, a palm oil company businessmen. – Indonesian police have arrested a palm oil businessman who ordered the brutal murder of two activist journalists who were mediating in a land dispute between a palm oil company and locals earlier this month, authorities said. (Photo by DEDI HERMAWAN / AFP)

An Indonesian palm oil executive has been arrested for allegedly ordering the killing two activist journalists who were mediating a land dispute between his company and local residents, police said Saturday.

Maraden Sianipar’s body was found last week in a ditch near a palm plantation in Labuhan Batu in North Sumatra province.

Police found the remains of his colleague, Maratua Siregar, in the same area a day later. Both had been stabbed multiple times.




source: Guardian