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    The Prosecution of Anand Krishna is Unfair


    The Prosecution of Anand Krishna is Unfair

    Reporter : Rizki Syarief

    Friday/ April 15th 2011 19:10 West Indonesia Time Zone


    Translated from Bahasa Indonesia by Sylvia

    Source: http://www.mediaindonesia.com/read/2011/04/15/218333/37/5/Pengadila...


    Jakarta—MICOM: A number of inter-religious figures questioned the  arrest of the Indonesian spiritual leader Anand Krishna, who has been  detained since March 9th 2011. According to one of the religious  figures, Pater Franz Magnis-Suseno S.J, the allegations of sexual  harassment against Anand Krishna is a diversion of a big scenario to  bring down the spiritual figure’s ideas.


    “I would like to express my incomprehension why Anand Krishna is  accused and arrested. He is not dangerous, he is not going to escape,”  said one of the religious figures, Franz Magnis Suseno, when he  discussed the topic “The Voice of Justice from Religious Figures and  Community Leaders – Thoughts should not be put on trial and  criminalized” at the office of Indonesian Conference on Religion and  Peace, West Cempaka Putih, East Jakarta, Friday (15/4).


    Franz Magnis S.J said the prosecution of Anand Krishna’s thoughts  inappropriate attitude in a country which upholds pluralism. “How can  the judges agree on this decision, they should carry out the case of  Anand Krishna according to justice’s norms. And secondly, in the trial  they questioned more about the writings and teachings of Anand Krishna.  It is an extraordinary impertinence,” he explained.


    According to him, the case than afflicts the spiritual figure Anand  Krishna is more emphasized to his ideas, not to the sexual harassment  allegations. “The object of this case is Anand Krishna as a figure with  his spiritualism, with his openness, is an important figure in the  humanitarian openness and pluralism in this country,“ he says.


    Furthermore, Franz Magnis said that the prosecution of Anand is  unjust, unfair, and unethical. “I urge the judges not to want to harass  the law and carry out conspiracies. I have the impression that now there  is no just, fair and ethical trial process. Other than Franz Magnis  Suseno, also present in the discussion were Djohan Effendi, Minister  Mindawati Perangin-angin, Ida Pedande Sebali Tianyar Arimbawa. In the  discussion all the religious figures agree that Anand Krishna should be  released from his allegations.


    Note: Urgently need your prayers and supports now at http://freeanandkrishna.com/en/ Anand Krishna is in critical stage, today is the 39th day of hunger  strike. He lost 25 kg weight. It's hardly to open his mouth and eyes.  Thank you....

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