SOCIAL JUSTICE

Indonesia: Former terrorists meet victims March 02, 2018

More than 100 convicted terrorists in Indonesia came face to face with terror attack survivors as part of a National Counter-terrorism Agency bid to foster reconciliation.

However, some terror attack survivors and relatives of people killed boycotted the Feb. 26-28 event in Jakarta, saying they were not psychologically ready to meet the former terrorists or that the attackers would benefit from the meeting more than they would.

The controversial government-sponsored gathering brought together 124 former terrorist prisoners with 51 survivors of terrorist attacks that included bombings in Bali and Jakarta.

Over the course of the three-day meeting, held in a Jakarta hotel ballroom, former terrorists and victims sat together and shared their experiences

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