The Alliance of Independent Journalists has condemned the apparent terrorist attack on Liberal Islamic Network co-founder Ulil Abshar Abdalla, calling it “a brutal assault on the freedom of thinking and expression.”
“Judging from the package sent, the perpetrator was clearly trying to silence Ulil by killing him,” AJI chairman Nezar Patria said in a statement.
“The case has to be solved. An attack against an advocate of pluralism is a hard blow to our national ideals. Democracy in Indonesia is now in danger.”