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KontraS: Anomaly in Kanjuruhan tragedy, security forces simultaneously deployed midway through the second half

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Jakarta, IO – It’s been ten days since the football tragedy at Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang, broke out on October 1. The latest data on the death toll is 131 people due to stampede after police fired tear gas.

The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) has conducted an investigation and found anomalies in the tragedy.

Kontras legal department head Andi Muhammad Rezaldi said there are 12 preliminary findings. One of them is the peculiarity concerning the mobilization of the security apparatus in Kanjuruhan, including the police’s mobile brigade (Brimob) unit armed with tear gas.

“We found that the deployment of security forces happened in the middle of the second half. In fact, in the context or situation at that time, there was no immediate threat or potential for security disturbances. This is odd,” said Andi, as reported by Kompas, Monday (10/10).

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