Dozens of activists affiliated with the Yogyakarta Anti Corruption People's Movement have urged the Attorney General's Office to dismiss Yogyakarta Prosecutor's Office head Loeke Larasati, as they deem Loeke lacks the resolve to prosecute corruption suspects but is tough on "common people".
"Locke is very cruel. If the suspect is a common person like Ervani, who was sentenced to probation, he or she is immediately detained, but a corruption suspect who embezzles Rp 12.5 billion (S$1.34 million) will not be arrested," said Indonesian Court Monitoring (ICM) director Tri Wahyu K.H. at a rally in front of the Yogyakarta Prosecutor's Office on Wednesday.
The activists also carried protest posters, banners and an effigy, which they burned at the end of the rally.
Ervani was a defendant involved in a defamation case via Facebook. She was acquitted by the Bantul District Court, while the case of former Bantul regent Idham Samawi, a graft suspect who allegedly misappropriated Rp 12.5 billion, has been in progress for the past one-and-a-half years, while he remains free.