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‘Dark day for human rights’: Indonesia’s Widodo makes arch-rival defence minister

‘Dark day for human rights’: Indonesia’s Widodo makes arch-rival defence



General Prabowo Subianto, who has been accused of abuses against pro-democracy activists, named as part of new cabinetIndonesian president Joko Widodo has appointed his former bitter election rival Prabowo Subianto – an ex-army general accused of human rights abuses – as his defence minister.Widodo announced his cabinet line-up on Wednesday having beaten Subianto, in April’s general election. At least nine people died and over 200 were injured due to riots in Jakarta following the fraught campaign, during which Subianto accused Widodo’s government of hosting a “massive, systematic and fraudulent” election. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/23/indonesia-joko-widodo-appoints-arch-rival-as-defence-minister-prabowo-subianto

Author : Agence France-Presse

Publish date : 2019-10-23 04:10:35

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