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    From Sexual Harrasment towards Blasphemy - A Conspiracy Case against Indonesia Spiritual Guru Anand

     

    Chronology of what has happened against Anand Krishna Indonesia


    From Sexual Harrasment towards Blasphemy - A Conspiracy Case against Indonesia Spiritual Guru Anand Krishna.


    Feb 12th 2010 - A.K was reported by two former students, Tara dan  Sumidah, to Indonesian National Comission of Women (Komnas Perempuan)  for allegedly accused of sexual harrasment in which the method was that  they had been brainwashed, or hypnotized, and given doctrine of  “idolizing” a guru. They were accompanied by their lawyer Agung  Mattauch.


    Feb 15th 2010 - The case was formally reported to Jakarta Police  Metro Jaya by Tara only. There was also the beginning of negative media  campaign against a.k, for he was, allegedly, persuasing muslim for not  doing daily prayers, and a.k’s teaching that the way to God was only by  sex, as stated in Vivanews.com (http://nasional.vivanews.com/news/read/129504-_anand_ajarkan_menuju...)


    Feb 17th 2010 - Centers for A.K’s victims were opened in 3  cities,i.e, Jakarta (Apt Rasuna Tower 2- Kuningan), Jogjakarta and Bali.  (http://metro.vivanews.com/news/read/130115-posko_korban_anand_krish...[COMMENT  : THE OPENING OF CENTERS LIKE THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY FOR MEDIA COVERAGE  STRATEGY ONLY SINCE TILL NOW, NO OTHER VICTIMS REPORTED TO THE  CENTERS]On TvOne’s Indonesian Night News, a talk show by Tara’s Group of  A.K’s teaching about RELIGIOUS SYNCRETISM, which was prohibited in  Indonesia by BLASPHEMY LAW.


    Feb 19th 2010 - Chief of Indonesian Police Criminal Investigation  Bureau, Komjen (Pol) Ito Sumardi asked Anand Ashram Foundation (AAF) to  cancel BI-WEEKLY PEACE CAMPAIGN in Monas because there were rumours of  OCCULTISME against A.K and AAF, and the event was CLOSELY observed by  RADICALS.[COMMENT : LATER, WE JUST LEARNED THAT SHUTTING DOWN THIS  BI-WEEKLY PEACE CAMPAIGN EVENT IN MONAS WAS ONE OF THEIR GOALS]


    Feb 24th 2010 - Once again, there were rumours and gossips of  misguided/astray CULT and BRAINWASHING thru doctrine on tv programme  (this time was in Trans7’s i-gossip), featuring Habib Abdurahman Assegaf  as sources [COMMENT: ABDURRAHMAN ASSEGAF WAS WELL-KNOWN “THUG TO BECOME  CLERIC” AND CONSIDERED AS ONE OF RADICAL FUNDAMENTALIST]


    Feb 25th 2010 - On Online Media :TempoInteraktif - Thu, Feb 25th  2010, Tara’s Lawyer Agung Mattauch stated “The Sexual Harrasment (Case)  was only an entry gate to more serious problem. This was (going to  become) Religious Blasphemy.” (http://www.tempointeraktif.com/hg/kriminal/2010/02/25/brk,20100225-...).


    Mar 6TH 2010 - On Online Media: Vivanews, Instead, the same  lawyer Agung Mattauch accused A.K of trying to divert the issue from the  case of sexual harrasment to the case of pluralism.http://metro.vivanews.com/news/read/134437-anand_krishan_alihkan_is...[COMMENT:  STATEMENT TODAY (6TH MAR 2010) FROM AGUNG MATTAUCH, ALLEGEDLY VICTIM’S  LAWYER, CLEARLY CONTRADICTED WITH HIS OWN STATEMENT BEFORE (FEB 25TH  2010)]


    Mar 8th 2010 - Accusation of “Doctrinization” by Abrory Abdul Jabar in Online News:http://lipsus.kompas.com/topikpilihan/read/2010/03/08/09053494/Muri....  A series of writings about A.K’s teachings which were considered as  blasphemy could been found in the most radical islam medias, such as  Hidayahtullah, Voice of Islam Tabloid, Sabili, Voice of Islam News, etc.


    Apr 5th 2010 - Members of AAF’s Management was reported by the same group to the Depok Police Station.http://metro.vivanews.com/news/read/141648-ibunda_tara_laporkan_ena... [COMMENT: THE ATTACK WAS NOT MEANT TO TARGET A.K ALONE BUT ALSO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE AAF]


    Apr 14th 2010 - Alleged Victims of A.K put pressure on police to close down AAF.http://www.detiknews.com/read/2010/04/14/132001/1338057/10/korban-d....  [COMMENT: THIS ‘S ONE OF MANY FACTS THAT WHAT THEY WERE TRYING TO DO  ACTUALLY WAS CLOSING DOWN THE INSTITUTION, PUT A STOP ON INSTITUTION’S  VISION OF ONE EARTH ONE SKY ONE HUMANKIND AND MISSION OF CREATING  ENLIGHTENING SOCIETY. SO THEY WERE NOT ONLY TARGETING A.K, BUT ALSO HIS  VISION AND MISSION]


    Feb - Aug 2010 - A series of VISIT from Islamic Fundamentalis  Group to our institution asking about the teaching of A.K and activities  in AAF.


    Aug 25th 2010 - The first trial was conducted at South-Jakarta  District Court. One of A.K’s Attorney is Ms Dwi Ria Latifa - a  well-known Indonesia women activists at law.


    Sept 16th 2010 - Islamic Defender Front (FPI), a  notorius-violent-radical Islamic group, attended the A.K’s trial.  [COMMENT: FPI NEVER INVOLVED ITSELF IN ANY LAWFUL CASES, EXCEPT TO BE  INVOLVING THEIR ‘OWN’ INTERPRETATION OF ISLAMIC TEACHINGS. SO, IT’S A  SIGN THAT THE CASE WOULD BE DRIVEN TO ABOUT THE TEACHINGS RATHER THAN  THE SEXUAL ABUSE CASE]


    Nov 11th 2010 - Many witnesses have been called by the council of  three judges POINTED OUT Abrory always involved in process of  prosecuting A.K AS COORDINATOR. For example : meetings at his house,  presenting “evidences” to police, financing roadshows and out of city’s  trips, writing a Method of A.K’s brainwashing techniques by quoting from  140+ books of A.K that’s stressing ONLY the relationship between Guru  and disciple, etc.
    This time, he was called as a witness, and  confronted by lawyer Darwin Aritonang S.H about his TERM OF  RECONCILIATION discussed in earlier months when they met in Studio  TvOne. At the time, Abrory had said that there were 3 conditions to wash  out this case : (1) A.K should apologize in public, (2) A.K should  leave AAF and never been involved again in AAF’s activities, (3) All  assets of AAF should be surrendered and transferred. Abrory got angry  and yelled in front of presiding judges that he would kill the lawyer  and A.K, but in seconds, he corrected that what he meant that he would  kill A.K’s idea and, directly would report A.K’s teachings to Islamic  Clergy Council (MUI) and PHDI (Hindu Priest Council)


    CURRENT TRIAL


    Till today, the trial has been going on close to 7 months. No  Evidence. No Substansial Witness. AK’s Lawyer said that this is “his/her  story” trial. Right now, the case is only relying on the EXPERT  WITNESS, The Hypnotheraphists whose EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL  CREDENTIALS are in question.


    Dewi Pratomo, Tara’s personal theraphist, was allowed by court to  become expert witness in the trial, denying any chances of SUBJECTIVITY  and CONFLICT OF INTEREST. She admitted in media that she has been  practicing hypnotheraphis for 20 years although Hypnosis Motivation  Institute (HMI) told us that she just completed her distance education  in February 2009. [An Email from Director of Distance Education, HMI]


    Another Hypnotherapist Wowiek Prasantyo Mardigu claimed in the  court that he had undertaken a 9 months long training with Hypnotherapy  Training Institute (HTI), but the DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTION DENIED HIS  CLAIM. [An Email from the director of HTI confirmed it]. In court,  Mardigu, also said that he would DO ANYTHING according to the ORDER of  the clients who had PAID him.


    WE THINK THAT THE TRIAL IS GOING TO BE LED SIMILAR LIKE FAMOUS  1980-1990s MCMARTIN DAY CARE CASE IN CALIFORNIA-US, or THE 1980's WEE  CARE NURSERY SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY-US. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMartin_preschool_trial andhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wee_Care_Nursery_School)


    Dewi Pratomo claimed in Media that after isolating Tara (The  Accuser) from outside world for 4 months and conducting 45 session of  hypnotherapies, she had successfully RECOVERING REPRESSED MEMORY of the  accuser that there were sexual abuses. But, according to many  hypnotherapy experts, a 45 session of hypnotherapies within 4 months was  not only UNETHICAL, but also could lead to IMPLANTING FALSE MEMORY. [NO  PROGRAM IN AAF DESIGNED OR OFFERED THAT ISOLATED A PERSON FROM OUTSIDE]


    A defense witness, 19 years old student, once friend of the  accuser was asked by the prosecutor in the trial as to whom did she  idolize. When she mentioned Mahatma Gandhi, the prosecutor asked, "but,  you are muslim" implying that it was strange (or wrong) to idolize a  hindu figure for a muslim.


    Another witness, Mrs. Norma (chartered accountant) was questioned  if she was taken to India, and was forced to kind of admittance that  what we teach in the Ashram had a hidden agenda of Hinduising people of  different faiths.
    Another defense witness was also asked about dupa  (incense) and crystal. When answered that the dupa was used for  aromatherapy, and crystal for health therapy, the prosecutor didn’t  accept them as the answer. This situation continues with other witnesses  too. NO QUESTION ABOUT THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT.


    LATEST UPDATE


    Mar 9th 2011 - The Judge Panel chaired by Drs Hari Sasangka SH  suddenly detained Anand Krishna who suffered from permanent heart  disease although he has been very cooperative in attending the  court-trials since August 2010. [Comment: Last time, in the police  office, A.K was collapse by a heart attack after interrogated for 11  hours non-stop, despite they have been informed about his diabetic and  high blood pressure.]


    From 9th March 2011 - today (day 32), AK is ON HUNGER STRIKE,  protesting improper treatment against him. With his health condition,  this can be fatal. He had lost 25 kg of his body weight.

     

    Anand can not move his body because of light stroke attack a few days ago. We URGENTLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT AND PRAYERS. http://freeanandkrishna.com/en/

    Many Thanks and Love Greetings from Indonesia

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