Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Alfrets Mirulewan
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Alfrets Mirulewan, January 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e54d6b323.html [accessed 28 May 2016]|
December 17, 2010, in Kisar, Maluku Islands, Indonesia
Mirulewan's body was found with apparent bruising on a remote beach in Kisar, one of the eastern Maluku Islands, according to The Jakarta Globe and other news accounts. He had been missing for two days.
Insany Syahbarwaty, a coordinator for the Maluku Media Center, a local support group, told The Globe that Mirulewan, 28, chief editor of the Pelangi Weekly, had been looking into allegations of unlawful fuel sales. Mirulewan was working on the story with a colleague from another publication when the two became separated while following a fuel truck, Syahbarwaty said. Mirulewan had also covered recent, sharply contested elections, The Jakarta Post said.
Police offered differing accounts regarding the condition of his body. One officer told the Jakarta Post that the body showed clear signs of assault; another attributed the condition to decomposition.
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Criminal Group|