Witnesses: Offices of Rights Activists in Jakarta Hit by Gun Fire
Men believed to be police fired shots at a central Jakarta building housing two leading Indonesian human rights organizations late Tuesday, hitting a parked car but causing no casualties, the organizations' chief lawyer said.
"I was inside the building when I heard two rounds of gunshots," human rights lawyer Munir told AFP.
The building is the headquarters of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI), which Munir heads, and the Commission for Victims of Violence and Missing Persons (KONTRAS).
"People on the street who saw it said the shots came from a passing police truck. They were firing into the air and then they shot at a car in our carpark and also hit the outside walls," Munir said.
Munir said witnesses told him that the truck was carrying about 10 policemen, and that the shots were deliberate.
KONTRAS chief Munarman said the car which was shot at belonged to a man seeking help from the Commission.
"We had just returned from a meeting with the Attorney General Marzuki Darusman when all of a sudden we heard shots outside the office," Munarman told AFP.
An AFP photographer at the scene counted three bullet holes in the car.
Jakarta police spokesman Superintendent Nur Usman said police were still investigating the incident.
He said police investigators had "not yet" clarified witness claims that the shots came from the passing police truck – JAKARTA (AFP)
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