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KPK proposes travel ban on five people over e-KTP case The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) proposed an overseas travel ban on five people to facilitate investigation into the alleged corruption case related to the procurement of electronic identification cards (e-KTP) at the home affairs ministry.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 26 April 2014 00:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former chief justice Akil Mochtar to hear charges at court Former constitutional court chief justice Akil Mochtar will hear charges during the first day of his trial scheduled to take place here on Thursday afternoon.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 20 February 2014 15:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Boediono refuses to attend hearing on Bank Century scandal Vice President Boediono has refused to attend a hearing with the House of Representatives (DPR) team supervising the revelation of Bank Century bailout scandal on Wednesday, the Vice Presidents spokesman Yopie Hidayat stated.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 19 February 2014 17:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Christians face up to 20 years for killings Prosecutors in Indonesia have asked for 15 to 20 year jail sentences for 17 Christians charged under anti-terror laws of the murder on two Muslims by an angry mob which presented itself after the execution of three Christian militants last year. The 17 were part of a gang that allegedly killed a Muslim fishmonger and his assistant in the region of Poso in Central Sulawesi. This area is a Christian pocket in the predominantly Muslim Indonesia.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 22 June 2007 10:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two bombs explode in Poso district Two home-made bombs exploded within minutes of eachother in the district of Poso in Central Sulawesi. The police reported no casualties. The first bomb exploded in the area of Mapane at around 19:45 local time yesterday evening. The second one followed a few minutes later in the Kasiguncu area, about two kilometers away according a district police officer.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 15 April 2007 09:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Militants imprisoned for beheading Christian girls An Islamic militant began his 20-year jail sentence last Thursday on charges of plotting the beheading of three Christian schoolgirls in Poso in 2005. Tho other militants sentenced for the same crime were sentenced to each 14 years. Judges said they had no doubt that the 34-year-old Hasanuddin was the mastermind behind the murders. "The defendant along with his accomplices has violated the anti-terrorism laws," said chief judge Binsar Siregar told the court on Wednesday.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 24 March 2007 03:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sulawesi on terror-alert after attack warnings Police and army in Central Sulawesi are put on high alert after warnings that Islamic militants are planning attacks in the area. This was told by the regional police chief late Friday. Earlier that day the Australian government had announced it had credible information that militants were already in an advanced stage of planning attacks in Central Sulawesi, which has been the scene of tensions between Christians and Muslims for quite some time now.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 17 February 2007 06:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Poso residents fear alleged arrival of millitants Residents of the troubled Muslim town of Poso, in Central Sulawesi province, have expressed concern over allegations that jihadist paramilitary troops have left Java and are due in Poso, where another police raid led to the arrest of two suspected terrorists on Thursday. The latest raid followed two more in January that left 17 Islamic militants dead. Levi Bagu, resident of the Kapompa Village, Labuan, Poso, is worried that the arrival of militants could unsettle Poso even more. "I just want to live in peace," Bagu told Adnkronos International (AKI).

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 03 February 2007 02:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia continues hunting militants in Poso Indonesia decided to continue pursuing fugitive Muslim militants in troubled Poso of Central Sulawesi, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Thursday. "The president said the operation to enforce law and to pursue the wanted militants was continuously conducted," Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security Widodo Adi Sucipto told a press conference after a security meeting led by president Susilo at the State Palace.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 26 January 2007 11:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police killings of alleged militants risk more violence The killings of 15 alleged Islamic militants by police on conflict-ridden Sulawesi island this week risk inflaming Indonesia's terrorist movements and should be independently investigated, a think tank said. The police defended the raid, denying allegations in local media that three of those killed were innocent bystanders and insisting that officers opened fire after they came under attack by well-armed militants.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 25 January 2007 08:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Schools closed in Poso after clashes Some schools were closed in Indonesia's troubled Poso region on Tuesday a day after 12 people were killed in a clash between police and suspected Islamic militants, but there was no more violence, officials said. One policeman was among those killed in the clashes after a raid on a militant hideout.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 23 January 2007 08:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


10 killed in gunbattle in Poso Nine militants and one policeman were killed in a gunbattle when Indonesian police trying to capture wanted-militants allegedly played leading role in the communal clash years ago in Poso of Central Sulawesi province of Indonesia, provincial police chief Badrodin Haiti said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 22 January 2007 17:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gunbattle with suspected Sulawesi militants kills 3 Police raided a suspected Islamic militant stronghold in central Indonesia on Monday, touching off a gunbattle that killed an officer and two civilians, police said. The clash took place in Poso town on Sulawesi Island, the scene of bloody fighting between Muslim and Christian gangs six years ago and sporadic bombings and shootings by Islamic extremists since then.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 22 January 2007 08:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Militant admits to beheading Christian girls ensions remained high in Indonesia’s volatile region of Poso Saturday, January 20, after a key Islamic militant admitted to taking part in the killing of three Christian high school girls there in 2005. He reportedly also confessed to shooting the Rev. Susianty Tinulele to death in Palu in 2004.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 21 January 2007 09:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four explosions shock Poso Four explosions shocked Poso on Friday night, causing fear to local people, Elshinta radio station reported on Saturday. The radio station quoted a senior police officer in Poso that the explosions were meant to terrorize local people.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 14 January 2007 07:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Sulawesi police say they killed senior JI militant Indonesian police shot dead what they called a senior member of the regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah on Thursday on Sulawesi island, the same day a mob killed a policeman at a funeral for another militant. National Police spokesman Anton Bachrul Alam said the militant, named as Riyan and also known as Abdul Hakim, died in a raid in Maengkol Poso in Central Sulawesi.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 11 January 2007 15:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Suspected Muslim militant apologizes for beheadings of Christian girls A suspected Islamic militant told judges Wednesday he took part in the beheadings of three Christian girls on an Indonesian island wracked by sectarian violence to avenge the deaths of Muslims, but apologized to their families. "We are not cool-blooded killers," Hasanuddin told the Central Jakarta District Court. "We just wanted revenge."

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 15 November 2006 11:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Beheaded girls were Ramadan 'trophies' Three Christian high school girls were beheaded as a Ramadan "trophy" by Indonesian militants who conceived the idea after a visit to Philippines jihadists, a court heard yesterday. The girls' severed heads were dumped in plastic bags in their village in Indonesia's strife-torn Central Sulawesi province, along with a handwritten note threatening more such attacks. The note read: "Wanted: 100 more Christian heads, teenaged or adult, male or female; blood shall be answered with blood, soul with soul, head with head."

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 11 November 2006 02:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Beheaders in Indonesia face death penalty The trial has begun of three Muslim men accused of beheading three Christian schoolgirls in Indonesia's volatile regency of Poso in the province of Central Sulawesi. The three men, Hasanuddin, Lilik Purnomo, and Irwanto Irano, all face the death penalty under Indonesia's anti-terrorism law if convicted of beheading the three schoolgirls in October 2005.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 09 November 2006 02:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia charges three over beheading of schoolgirls Three Muslim men have been charged in connection with the beheading of three Christian school girls last year in an Indonesian province fraught with sectarian tension, and face possible death sentences if convicted, their lawyer said Friday. The three men — Hasanuddin, Lilik Purnomo and Irwanto Irano — are being charged under Indonesia's harsh anti-terrorism law for their roles in the deaths of three girls and the injuring of a fourth in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province, a statement from the Attorney General's Office said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 04 November 2006 04:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Church set ablaze amid religious tensions A church was set on fire Tuesday in a central Indonesian region plagued by sectarian violence since last month's executions of three Roman Catholic militants, police said. No one was injured in the blaze. The arson attack in the town of Poso on Sulawesi island apparently followed rumors that an Islamic school had been torched, said police spokesman Lt. Col. Muhammad Kilat, urging residents to be on alert for "a campaign to fuel unrest."

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 24 October 2006 17:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia says violence in Sulawesi is terrorism The recent violence, including the killing of a priest, which occurred in Central Sulawesi province was not triggered by sectarian sentiment but terrorism, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said here Friday. The vice president claimed that the communal conflict between Muslims and Christians had been terminated before the peace accord of Molino was achieved in 2001 and afterwards, there was no more religious hatred that sparked into violence, unless terrorist acts.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 21 October 2006 04:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


President asks to take immediate steps in Poso Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has asked security chief ministry to take immediate steps to prevent the security in Central Sulawesi province from deteriorating. The president demanded the contribution of all concerned parties in the province on the maintaining of peace.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 18 October 2006 04:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Christian pastor shot dead in Sulawesi An unidentified gunman shot dead a Christian pastor on Monday in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province, officials and church groups said, sparking fears of a return to sectarian fighting that once gripped the region. Reverend Irianto Kongkoli was shot in the head when he was buying construction materials at a shop in the provincial capital of Palu, 1,650 km (1,030 miles) northeast of Jakarta, the Central Sulawesi government said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 16 October 2006 14:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest 14 Christians over killings of Muslims Police arrested 14 Christians accused of bludgeoning two Muslim men to death amid anger at the execution of three Roman Catholic militants on Sulawesi island last month, a police officer said Monday. The fish salesmen were killed at an illegal roadblock on the island's main highway and their bodies were buried in a shallow grave nearby, said Central Sulawesi Police Chief Brig. Gen. Badrudin Haiti.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 09 October 2006 15:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Muslim mob stabs Christian as tensions rise in Sulawesi Muslims dragged a Christian man from a bus and stabbed him Sunday, a witness and nurse said, amid rising religious tensions in central Indonesia following the executions of three Roman Catholic militants. The victim was hospitalized with wounds to his back, said Yeni, a nurse, who like many Indonesians uses only a single name. She described his condition as "serious."

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 01 October 2006 15:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb explodes in Poso A home-made bomb went off near a church in Indonesia's restive own of Poso, Central Sulawesi province, just after midnight Saturday, causing no injury. "It was a low explosive caused by a home-made bomb," Central Sulawesi Police spokesman M. Kilat was quoted by the country's leading news website Detikcom as saying. "But the blast was the third in the last two months. We have increased the security profile."

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 30 September 2006 15:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Calmer after Indonesia executions Conditions were calmer and under control after Indonesian government deployed thousands of security forces to guard public areas Saturday in Central Sulawesi province. Angry mobs had rioted Friday in Christian areas of Indonesia after the government carried out early-morning executions of three Christian men convicted of massacring Muslims during sectarian violence six years ago.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 23 September 2006 14:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Crowds riot over execution of three Christians Indonesians rioted yesterday after the executions of three Christian men convicted of leading an attack on a Muslim boarding school that killed 200 people. Tensions flared in central Sulawesi as the trio's death by firing squad was carried out, with anger increasing as it emerged that at least one of the men's bodies was buried against his family's wishes and without the family being able to view his corpse.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 23 September 2006 14:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


3 put to death for leading attacks on Muslims Three Christian militants were executed by firing squad early Friday for leading attacks on Muslims six years ago that left 70 people dead, sparking fresh sectarian clashes on restive Sulawesi island, police said. Mobs torched cars and police posts in several villages before security forces restored order, said Maj. Rudy Sufahriyadi, the Poso police chief. Elsewhere they blockaded roads and threw stones at houses and government offices. At least three people were hurt.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 22 September 2006 15:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Security crackdown ahead of execution of christian militants Indonesian officials said Wednesday they had deployed thousands of police on Sulawesi island ahead of this week's planned executions of three Christian men found guilty of leading deadly attacks on Muslims six years ago. Amid complaints that the men did not receive a fair trial, a top Christian leader urged his community not to resort to violence and to pray that the president would grant them a last-minute reprieve.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 21 September 2006 10:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to execute three for racial rage Three death row prisoners convicted of leading a Christian militia in bloody violence against Muslims in Indonesia will be executed tomorrow, police said, announcing beefed-up security to head off any unrest. International rights groups, including Amnesty International, have argued that the trials were unfair and called for further investigations, while Pope Benedict XVI has appealed for clemency, but police said it would go ahead.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 20 September 2006 15:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia sets date for execution of Christian militants Three Indonesian Christian militants convicted of leading a mob that killed Muslims will be executed on Thursday, the convicts' lawyer said, but there was no immediate word on the fate of their clemency appeals. Fabianus Tibo, Marianus Riwu and Dominggus Silva were sentenced to death in 2001 after being found guilty of leading a Christian mob in an attack that killed more than 200 people at an Islamic boarding school during Muslim-Christian clashes in Central Sulawesi's Poso region.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 19 September 2006 09:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb blast kills one in Sulawesi A 20-year-old woman died when a small bomb hidden inside a flashlight exploded in Indonesia's strife-torn Poso region in Central Sulawesi province, police said on Sunday. The bomb went off when the woman turned on the flashlight lying outside her house in Kawua village late on Saturday. It was the second blast in Poso in a week. Last Wednesday, a 50-year-old man died when a bomb exploded in an empty building.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 10 September 2006 13:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to execute Christians despite clemency request Indonesia will execute three Christians, on death row for triggering sectarian violence among a mob in 2000, despite renewed pleas for clemency earlier this week, National Police chief General Sutanto said here on Wednesday. General Sutanto said the men's fresh bid for pardon would not be valid due to it being against the country's law, which does not allow two requests to be submitted within two years of each other.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 31 August 2006 06:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Christians on death row seek clemency Three Christian militants facing execution in Indonesia after being convicted of leading a mob that killed Muslims have made a fresh appeal to the president for clemency, a presidential spokesman said on Monday. The three had sent a letter to the office of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, presidential spokesman Andi Mallarangeng said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 28 August 2006 14:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb explodes in Poso A home-made bomb went off near a cafe in Indonesia's restive town of Poso late Friday, injuring no one, the national Antara news agency reported Saturday. The blast occurred at 11:47 p.m. (1600 GMT) and was heard in a distance of one kilometer, said the report. There were no immediate reports of casualties but the blast damaged a nearby garden.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 19 August 2006 14:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pope calls on Indonesia for clemency Pope Benedict has called on Indonesia to stop the imminent execution of three Christian militants convicted of killing Muslims, as thousands of Indonesians held a prayer vigil opposing the death penalty. Fabianus Tibo, Marianus Riwu and Dominggus Silva were to face a firing squad just after midnight at a secret location in Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi province, a spokesman for the Indonesian attorney general has said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 12 August 2006 14:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three Indonesian men face execution for Poso conflicts Three men convicted of inciting bloody sectarian conflicts in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province will be executed on Aug. 12, a report said Wednesday. The provincial prosecutors have handed a notification letter to the families of the inmates -- Fabianus Tibo, Dominggus da Silva, and Marinus Riwu -- who were held accountable for the killing of 122 people and the burning of 4,000 houses when Muslims clashed with Christians in the town of Poso in May-July 2000.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 09 August 2006 14:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Suspected bomb damages empty church in Sulawesi A homemade explosive went off in an empty church on Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province, alarming residents but injuring no one, a senior police officer said Sunday. The blast late Saturday night was heard around three kilometers (nearly 2 miles) away, but caused no major physical damage to the building, witnesses said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 02 July 2006 10:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


3 militants arrested for beheading Christian schoolgirls Three militants suspected of beheading three Christian schoolgirls have been arrested in the Indonesian restive town of Poso and the video of their confession was shown here on Friday at the police headquarters. In the five-minute video, the suspects appeared separately to confess their crime or express remorse with the absence of their lawyers.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 12 May 2006 19:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


No reprieve for Poso 3, officials say Prosecutors insisted Sunday the death sentence for three men convicted for their role in the sectarian conflict in Poso, Central Sulawesi, would be carried out soon despite mounting calls for a stay of execution. Central Sulawesi Prosecutor's Office head M. Jahja Sibe said technical difficulties were holding up the execution of Fabianus Tibo, 60, Marinus Riwu, 54, and Dominggus da Silva, 43, three Christians who were convicted of masterminding a series of attacks on Muslims in Poso in 2000.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 03 April 2006 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A religious conflict tamed Despite a flurry of warnings about possible violence over the holidays, residents in this capital of Central Sulawesi Province, thought the bomb blast that ripped through a nearby pork-selling market on New Year's Eve was an earthquake. They were convinced, like so many others in the region, that the communal tensions that erupted into deadly clashes between Muslims and Christians five years ago were a thing of the past. Even after finding out it was a bomb, they condemned it as simply the work of a small group of "terrorists."

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 11 January 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Military chief denies clash with police in Central Sulawesi A high-ranking military chief denied that rival factions of the armed forces and police have clashed in the restive province of Central Sulawesi, a local media report said Tuesday. Major General Arief Budi Sampurna, chief of the Wirabuana Regional Military Command overseeing Sulawesi, denied the incident took place and said military and police were conducting joint patrols for the Muslim holy day of Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice).

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 10 January 2006 10:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Police, military units clash on restive Sulawesi Rival police and military units clashed in Poso, Central Sulawesi, frightening residents in a region plagued by religious violence, witnesses and police said Tuesday. The firefight late Monday lasted for about one hour, but there were no injuries. Also in Poso, unidentified people set off a small explosive device - described by police as a "blank detonator" - in a street facing a Christian church, said Central Sulawesi Police Chief Brig. Gen. Oegresono.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 10 January 2006 10:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Blast hits Central Sulawesi province There has been an explosion near a church in the religiously divided Indonesian province of Central Sulawesi. Police say the blast in Poso caused no casualties or damage. Shortly afterwards, a fire damaged four government buildings in the city of Poso, however, police are unsure if the blaze was related to the explosion.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 10 January 2006 07:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia sets up team to tackle Sulawesi violence Indonesia has set up a special counter-terrorism team to try to halt bloodshed in the country's east after a bomb attack on a Christian market which killed seven people, the chief security minister said on Wednesday. The bombing last Saturday hit a market in the city of Palu, capital of Central Sulawesi province.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 04 January 2006 20:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sulawesi police find traces of Palu bomb blast The bomb exploded at a market on last Saturday morning in Indonesia's province of Central Sulawesi that claimed seven fatalities was wrapped with the head of a mortar round and ball bearings, police said here Tuesday. National Police deputy spokesman Sr. Commissioner Anton Bahrul Alam told a press conference here that traces of potassium chlorate, aluminum and sulfur were also found at the bomb site, a market stall which sold pork in the provincial capital of Palu.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 03 January 2006 19:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police detain man after market bombing Indonesian police have detained a man and tightened road blocks around the city of Palu in a hunt for those responsible for killing seven people in a nail bomb attack on a Christian market on New Year's Eve. Police said on Sunday that several locations in Palu, capital of volatile Central Sulawesi province in the country's east, had also been raided. They declined to give details.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 01 January 2006 10:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb blast kills seven in Palu A bomb packed with nails exploded in a crowded Christian market selling pork ahead of New Year celebrations in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, killing seven people and wounding 47, police said. The blast in Palu, capital of volatile Central Sulawesi province, came after warnings of militant violence during the Christmas and New Year season in Indonesia.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 31 December 2005 10:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


Violence creates island of terror in Indonesia Masked, black-clad and brandishing machetes, the attackers sprang from behind a screen of tall grass and pounced on the four Christian girls as they walked to school. Within seconds, three of the teenagers were beheaded — fresh victims of violence that has turned this Indonesian island into yet another front in the terrorist wars.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 27 December 2005 07:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gunmen shoot and wound Christian couple in Sulawesi Police in Indonesia say masked gunmen have shot and wounded a Christian couple in the latest violence to hit the Province of Central Sulawesi. The say university lecturer and his wife were shot as they made their way home from a church service on a motorcycle in the provincial capital Palu.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 20 November 2005 12:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


5 men detained over beheading of 3 girls released Indonesian police on Saturday released five men, who had been detained on suspicion of involvement in the beheading of three Christian girls in the sectarian conflict-torn Central Sulawesi Province, a local police chief said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 13 November 2005 09:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Poso students shot by unidentified men Two senior high school students in Poso were shot by unidentified men at around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, more than a week after the conflict-prone town was shocked by the beheadings of three Christian schoolgirls.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 09 November 2005 07:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Palu villagers seek refuge after clash The deadly clash between the police and followers of sect leader Madi almost two weeks ago, and the ensuing hunt for him, have caused hundreds of people to seek refuge in the Central Sulawesi capital of Palu.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 08 November 2005 09:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Bomb defused in central Sulawesi town A home-made bomb has been found and defused in Indonesia's central Sulawesi province, local media reported in Jakarta Friday. The bomb, hidden inside a package in front of a house in the religiously divided town of Poso, was defused by a police bomb squad later Thursday after police received reports of local residents, Poso police's First Inspector Obed was quoted by Jakarta Post website as saying.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 04 November 2005 18:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police identify men in schoolgirl beheadings Police have identified suspects behind the recent beheadings of three schoolgirls in a sectarian violence-plagued area of central Indonesia, local media reports said Friday. Authorities refused to release the suspects' names but said the investigation into the beheadings of the teenagers in Poso district, Central Sulawesi province, was moving forward.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 04 November 2005 07:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mahdi shot but remains at large Mahdi, a little-known Islamic sect leader, was shot in the leg during last week's deadly clash that killed five people, and may now be hiding on Mount Panggero in Donggala regency, Central Sulawesi, his followers told police on Sunday.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 31 October 2005 10:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt boosts security after girls beheaded Police beefed up security patrols on Sunday in the Poso area, plagued by sectarian violence for years, after mysterious assailants in black beheaded three teenage Christian girls. Six machete-wielding men attacked the 16 to 19-year-old students as they were walking to their school on Saturday on Indonesia's eastern island of Sulawesi, police said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 30 October 2005 08:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


  Three Christian schoolgirls beheaded in C. Sulawesi Three Christian teenage girls were beheaded Saturday in the latest attack against non-Muslims in the troubled Indonesian province of Central Sulawesi, police said. The three high school students were found with their heads severed early Saturday in the sectarian-divided town of Poso, said provincial police spokesman Rais Adam. The girls were believed to have been murdered while they were walking to school, Adam said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 29 October 2005 11:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 299 reactions


 20 arrested in raid on sect in Palu Penetrating rugged hills in Palu, police on Wednesday arrested 20 suspected members of a shadowy religious sect who were assumed responsible for the killing of three police officers on Tuesday.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 27 October 2005 07:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four dead in police clash with sect in Sulawesi A clash between police and machete-wielding members of a shadowy Islamic sect on Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island has killed four people, three of them officers, a senior policeman said on Wednesday. The fighting a day earlier on the rugged hills just outside the Central Sulawesi provincial capital of Palu broke out when police sought to apprehend the leader of a tiny sect which has been branded deviant by local Muslim clerics.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 26 October 2005 10:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Blast rocks troubled Sulawesi province An explosion rocked the small town of Poso in Indonesia's violence-torn Central Sulawesi province, police said amid reports that four people were injured. "The explosion took place close to midnight yesterday in Lawanga," said Second Sergeant Sofyan, who was on duty at the time. Sofyan declined to say whether the blast at a private house was caused by a bomb, adding that police were still investigating.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 18 September 2005 11:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More suspects held over Tentena bombings Police have arrested six more people they believe are involved in the Saturday bombings in Tentena, Central Sulawesi, with suspicions now surfacing that some of the alleged perpetrators were linked to a riot in a neighboring province last year.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 02 June 2005 11:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Volunteers say Tentena explosions kill 27 Local volunteers said that 27 were killed in the twin bomb explosions Saturday morning in a busy market in Central Sulawesi town of Tentena, according to reports on the website of Indonesia's English daily Jakarta Post. The number was based on the body counts at the Tentena General Hospital.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 28 May 2005 09:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Bomb blasts at Indonesia market kills 20 Two bomb blasts ripped through a crowded market in the eastern Indonesian town of Tentena on Saturday, killing 20 people in an attack likely to raise fears sectarian bloodshed could again break out in the region.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 28 May 2005 08:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Assailants attack two churches in Indonesia, three injured Unidentified attackers opened fire on two churches in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province on Sunday, injuring three people in the latest in a series of attacks on Christian targets in the region. The attackers, who were riding motorbikes, also hurled a bomb outside one of the churches in the town of Palu, causing minor damage, police spokesman Rais Adam said. Both buildings were packed with worshippers.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 14 December 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb in Central Sulawesi Kills five, police says A bomb went off in front of a busy market in Poso in central Indonesia's Sulawesi province on Saturday morning, killing five people and injuring at least seven, local police said. The bomb exploded at about 9:20 a.m. Sulawesi time, next to a mini bus parked about 50 meters outside the Poso police station, said Abdi Darma, head of the town police. The explosion damaged at least two vehicles parked near the minivan, he said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 13 November 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gunmen attack Palu church, kill minister Unidentified gunmen burst into a Christian church in central Indonesia and opened fire, killing the female minister and wounding four worshippers, police said Monday. The killing took place in Palu, central Sulawesi province, which has been hit by sporadic violence between Muslims and Christians since 2001. At least 1,000 people have been killed.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 19 July 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb found outside church in Central Sulawesi Indonesian police have defused a bomb found in front of a church in the restive province of Central Sulawesi. The state Antara news agency says the low-intensity bomb was found wrapped in paper in front of a church in Parigi Moutong district. Police who arrived on the scene alerted the bomb squad, who safely defused the device.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 29 March 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia jails five JI suspects An Indonesian court has jailed five Islamic militants for between three and six years for possessing guns and explosives, or harbouring a terror suspect. All five are suspected members of Jemaah Islamiyah and were convicted under an anti-terror law by a court in Central Sulawesi.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 16 March 2004 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bomb explodes in Poso A bomb blast damaged the Lembomawo village administrative office in Poso Kota subdistrict, Poso regency, Central Sulawesi on Tuesday, but there were no fatalities in the incident. The bomb, packed in a plastic bag, was discovered by Mince Muda inside a local passenger bus traveling between Poso and Lembomawo, some witnesses said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 23 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


JI starting to regroup in Indonesia The feared Jemaah Islamiah (JI) network responsible for the Bali bombings is beginning to regroup and launch new attacks against Christians in Indonesia to mark the onset of Ramadan, according to new reports. Following several weeks of violence in Poso, central Sulawesi, in which 13 people died, Indonesia's respected Tempo magazine said the attacks were the handiwork of militants linked to JI.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 27 October 2003 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police to charge Poso attackers under antiterrorism law National Police chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar said on Friday that all the attackers in Central Sulawesi regencies of Morowali and Poso would be charged under the antiterrorism law. Da'i said that although the attackers were motivated by vengeance from past conflicts, the attack had violated Antiterrorism Law No 15/2003.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 24 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Security forces hunting Poso attack mastermind A joint police and military force are pursuing Mohamadong alias Ndang accused of masterminding a series of fresh attacks in Poso and the neighboring regency of Morowali, Central Sulawesi. Sources at Poso Police Station said on Monday that Ndang was a resident of Ampana subdistrict in Poso but he often moved to other places. Security forces have been tracking him after he was spotted in Lembo subdistrict, Morowali, they added.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 21 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Five more dead, 13 arrested in Poso Police have shot dead five suspects and arrested a total of 13 after a chase through the forests of the troubled Poso in Central Sulawesi province following deadly attacks, police said Monday. Arrests continued over the weekend while three suspects were shot dead after an exchange of fire with police, said Rudi Trenggono, deputy police chief of Poso town.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 20 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police arrest five over Sulawesi attacks Indonesian police said on Saturday they had killed three men and arrested five suspected of involvement in a string of deadly attacks in Central Sulawesi province. The suspects were captured after a gunfight near the town of Poso, about 1,600 km (1,000 miles) northeast of Jakarta, on Friday night, Central Sulawesi police spokesman Agus Sugianto told Reuters via telephone from Poso. "We arrested a total of eight men, three of who were killed in a gunfight last night," said Sugianto.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 19 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Poso calm as more troops arrive Calm returned on Monday to Poso regency, Central Sulawesi, after around 300 paramilitary police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel arrived in the religiously divided town. Residents in the attack-hit villages of Saatu, Pantangolemba and Pinedapa resumed their daily activities. No further violence was reported after Sunday's dawn attacks there by masked gunmen, who killed at least nine people.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 14 October 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Explosives stash found in Gorontalo Indonesian police said today they found 18 homemade bombs and 10 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, the same explosive material used in last year's Bali bombings. It was the third such discovery in two weeks on Indonesia's Sulawesi island. The chemical, which is also used as fertiliser, was seized yesterday from a rented house in the provincial capital, Gorontalo, said North Sulawesi Police Chief Brigadier General John Lalo.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 26 July 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police uncovers terrorist camps Police in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province said today they had found three training camps believed to be linked to the suspects in last month's deadly bombing of a McDonald's restaurant. Local residents suspect that the camps were used by suspects in the attacks that hit the restaurant and a car showroom in the city of Makassar on December 5, police spokesman Senior Commissioner Subagio said.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 07 January 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police find stash of explosive material in Palu Police on Tuesday found a half-tonne of ammonium nitrate, the same explosive material used in the Bali bombings. It was the second such discovery in a week.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 31 December 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta finds chemical same as used in Bali blasts Indonesian police found on Wednesday 250 kilograms of ammonium nitrate -- the same material used in the Bali bombings -- in Central Sulawesi province that had been hit by bloody religious conflicts in recent years. The chemicals were seized from a car as the world's largest Muslim nation stepped up security on fears over a repeat of the Christmas Eve church bombings two years ago, in which 19 people were killed, and following the October bomb blasts in Bali that left almost 200 people dead, mostly foreigners.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 25 December 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three blasts rock Poso Three explosions have rocked the town of Poso in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province, the scene of bloody Muslim-Christian clashes in the past, but police said today that no one was hurt. Second Sergeant Ridwan said the blasts at around 9 pm on Sunday did not cause injuries or serious damage. He said an investigation has been launched but declined further comment. Poso town and the surrounding district has suffered intermittent violence between Muslims and Christians since 2000 in which some 1,000 people have been killed and tens of thousands driven from their homes.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 19 August 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia bus bomb kills 4 Police on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi say a bomb explosion has ripped though a crowded commuter bus killing at least four people and injuring 17. The blast occurred Wednesday but news of the bombing did not reach the Indonesian capital until Thursday, the Associated Press in Jakarta reported. The bus was traveling to the city of Poso, capital of Central Sulawesi province -- a region of Indonesia with a history of sectarian bloodshed.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 06 June 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two bomb explosions rock Poso At least two bomb explosions have rocked the Poso district in troubled Central Sulawesi amid ongoing raids by local security authorities implementing last December's peace accord. Central Sulawesi Police spokesman Adj. Sr. Comr. Agus Sugianto said on Friday that the home-made bombs exploded in the disused office of state-owned water company PT PDAM at Ratulene village, around 15 kilometers from Poso, on Thursday evening.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 06 April 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll in Luwu violence reaches 13 The death toll from an intervillage clash in the district of Ponrang, Luwu regency, reached 13 on Saturday, while regency legislators decried the local regent's sluggishness in dealing with the violence. "Regent Kamrul Kasim failed to anticipate the deadly clash, which had been predicted by others. He also did not approach residents to appeal to them not to be easily provoked. Kamrul Kasim must be held responsible for the tragedy," A. Muh. Yamin, a legislator from Commission B, told The Jakarta Post while monitoring the exodus from Padang Sappa.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 02 September 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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