The Paniai Trial- A Parody of Justice set up to fail?

9 Dec 2022

The trial of Isak Sattu, a retired soldier who was a liaison officer present during the Paniai killings in 2014, came to a close on 8 December, with him being found not guilty of the crimes against humanity that he had been charged with.  The trial has taken place in Makassar State Court since the 21st September and has been the first case tried at a Human Rights Court for 18 years. With such a history, one question arises: Was this trial a parody of justice rigged to fail?

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