Fw: IN: American Scholar Interrogated (fwd)

Cliff Sloane (cesloane@MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU)
Tue, 13 Jun 1995 16:29:35 -0500


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Date: Tue, 13 Jun 1995 17:00:24 +0700 (WIB)
From: Goenawan Mohamad Susatyo <susat@server.indo.net.id>
To: indonesia-l <indonesia-l@igc.apc.org>
Subject: American Scholar Interrogated
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Goenawan Mohamad writes from Jakarta:

After a meeting with young activists from Yayasan Indonesia Baru in
Jakarta last night (June 12), an American anthropologist, Robert L.
Heffner, was interrogated at Central Jakarta Police Office. He was held
from 11:00 p.m. until 05:00 a.m the next day. The police also questioned
four journalists from "Media Indonesia" and two young activists.

Heffner, a Boston University professor who is currently doing research
on Islam in Indonesia, is a familiar figure among Moslem intellectuals
in Indonesia. The interrogation took place during the time when the issue
of police permit for intellectual discussion is being challenged by pro
democratic groups here.