Indonesia court jails police officer over stadium stampede
An Indonesian court on Thursday jailed a police officer however cleared two different officers of negligence over crowd management measures at an area soccer match that led to one of many world’s deadliest stadium stampedes.
The derby in Malang, East Java, between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya in October 2022 led to chaos with 135 spectators killed, many crushed as they fled for exits after police fired tear fuel into the group.
Last week, two Arema FC match officers have been additionally jailed for negligence within the first court verdicts because the stampede passed off.
One of the police officers, Hasdarmawan, was on Thursday sentenced to at least one and a half years in jail.
Authorities had earlier stated Hasdarmawan had ordered police to fireplace tear fuel, which soccer’s world governing physique FIFA has banned as a crowd management measure.
Two different officers, Bambang Sidik Achmadi and Wahyu Setyo Pranoto have been cleared of wrongdoing and freed by the choose. Their lawyer couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
An investigation by Indonesia’s human rights fee discovered the principle reason behind the stampede was police firing into the group 45 rounds of tear fuel.
Investigators additionally stated the stadium was stuffed past capability.
Indonesia’s high league suspended matches for a number of months following the incident however most video games have since resumed, with some fixtures performed behind closed doorways on account of safety issues.
Indonesia is because of maintain the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in May.