Two decades since Reformasi, families of rights abuse victims in Indonesia still seek justice

Atma Jaya University students protest in front of the State Palace in Jakarta on Dec 1, 2018, to commemorate the Nov 13 Semanggi I shooting 20 years ago.
Atma Jaya University students protest in front of the State Palace in Jakarta on Dec 1, 2018, to commemorate the Nov 13 Semanggi I shooting 20 years ago.ST PHOTO: LINDA YULISMAN

JAKARTA - Every Thursday for more than 560 weeks, Ms Maria Katarina Sumarsih, clad in black and holding a black umbrella, has stood in front of the presidential palace.

Refusing to be silent, the 68-year old mother has consistently sought justice for her first child, student activist Bernardinus Realino Norma Irmawan, who was shot on Nov 13, 20 years ago during Indonesia's transition from an authoritarian regime to the world's third largest democracy.

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