Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Hunger for Justice
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

A Hunger for Justice

Hundreds Join Peaceful Protest in Bali in Support of Anand Krishna on a Hunger Strike for More than 45 Day.


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Anand Krishna, Hunger Strike, Hari Sasangka, Adnan Buyung Nasution, Dwi Ria Latifah, AS Hikam, Abdurrahman Wahid, Gus Dur
Click Image to Enlarge

(4/30/2011)

Antara Bali reports that hundreds of Bali residents staged a peaceful protest demonstration at the Monument of the Peoples Struggle (Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Bajra Sandhi) in Denpasar on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, to demand the release of Indonesian pluralist champion Anand Krishna.

Krishna, who commenced a hunger strike on March 9th to protest a perceived lack of objectivity in his ongoing trial in which he is charged with committing obscene acts with an unconscious or helpless individual. Krishna is alleged to have hypnotized several women affiliated with his organization, causing them to indulge in sexual improprieties.

He was charged in 2010 and his trial commenced in August of last year. Krishna's hunger strike is in protest at his sudden detention by Judge Hari Sasangka of the South Jakarta District Court on March 9th despite, as argued by Krishna's defense team, Krishna's cooperation over the preceding 7 months of the trial and the lack of any substantive evidence or witnesses.

Krishna's lawyer, Dwi Ria Latifah, has accused the three-judge panel now hearing the case of diverting the case away from the meager evidence presented by prosecutors and choosing instead to try to criminalize Anand's thinking and writing.

After visiting Krishna at a Jakarta hospital, one of Indonesia's most prominent senior lawyers, Adnan Buyung Nasution, criticized the sudden detention order as a violation of the Indonesian Criminal Code and the Judicial Code of Conduct which precludes judges from taking sides in a case before them. Said Nasution: "I've been practicing law for 50 years and just only this time, I find that a judge can put a defendant in the guilty side before the official court verdict is reached."

The former Indonesian Minister of Research and Technology, Muhammad AS Hiram who, together with President Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Door) in whose cabinet he served, is an outspoken defender of Indonesian pluralism, has voice his support for efforts to free Anand Krishna "from an unjust, inhuman and unfair trial."

According to Krishna's supporter, he is conducting a hunger-strike as a non-violent resistance against unjust and unfair treatment he contends he is receiving from the Court, rather than against the person who are acting against him.

The Bali demonstration were joined by Bali's residents who attend his prayer, education and holistic health center on the island together with a number of local  religious and political figures.

The peaceful protest included prayers, traditional dances and dramatic theatrical protests in support of their desire to see the charges against Anand Krishna dismissed.

The group also called on Indonesia's president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, to intervene in the trial process on behalf of "the fighter for pluralism" Anand Krishna, because the charges against him are false and can't be proven. The protestors claim the that Krishna's trial is an attempt to manipulate the law for political ends.

Meanwhile, Anand Krishna's hunger strike continues as does his trial in Jakarta.

[Anand Krishna Hunger Strike Website]

[Anand Krishna Foundation]


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Itís a Jungle Out There!
The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Says ĎThank Youí to Agents and the Press with a Night Adventure Safari Night
(4/22/2018)
Spanish Conquistador Lands at Nusa Dua
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Welcomes Spaniar Oriol Montal As General Manager
(4/22/2018)
Stayiní Alive in Bali
SkŚl Retro Night to Celebrate the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s at AYODYA Resort Bali on Saturday, June 2, 2018
(4/22/2018)
Defaming the Most Sacred
Follow an Act of Sacrilege at a Balinese Temple, Calls Grow to Ban Tourists from Entering Sacred Areas of Balinese Holy Places
(4/22/2018)
RIP: I Gusti Ayu Raya Rasmi 1939 Ė 2018.
The Queen Bee of Balinese Dance has Died
(4/22/2018)
Here Comes the Sun
Baliís Green School Receives Donation of Solar Panels to Take Campus Off the Power Grid
(4/22/2018)
Horses for Underground Courses
Plans Being Drawn for Additional Underpass Near Gatot Kaca Monument at Baliís Airport
(4/22/2018)
You Take the Long Road and Iíll Take the Short Road
Buleleng Regency Ready to Provide Land for Construction of a 1.8-kilometer Shortcut Highway Between Bedugul and Singaraja
(4/22/2018)
Itís Not Easy Being Green
Complaining Health and Crops are Affected, Celukan Bawang Residents in Demand Halt to Building Second Coal-Burning Power Plant in North Bali.
(4/22/2018)
Mythical Bird Scheduled for August Landing in South Bali
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Monument Promised to be Complete by August 2018
(4/22/2018)
The Cruelest Bite of All
Motorcycle Taxi Driver Who Had Tongue Nearly Bitten Off in Rape Attack Sentenced to 5.5 Years Prison
(4/22/2018)
A Sporting Chance
Bali Hopes to Win Bid to Host 2024 National Sports Games (PON-XX1)
(4/23/2018)
All [News]!