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British Ambassador's statement on the case of Neil Bantleman

Statement from the Ambassador.

British Embassy Jakarta
British Embassy Jakarta

Following the detention of Neil Bantleman on 26 February 2016, British Ambassador Moazzam Malik said:

We are deeply concerned by the decision of the Supreme Court to overturn the High Court’s acquittal of Neil Bantleman, a dual Canadian-British national, and his Indonesian co-defendant, Ferdi Tjiong. There have been on-going allegations of serious irregularities in the original court proceedings. Along with others, we have made repeated calls to ensure this case is handled in a fair and transparent manner. Yesterday’s development adds to serious questions about transparency and consistency in the rule of law in Indonesia.

Published 26 February 2016