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Mob justice on the rise in Indonesia

By: Jack HEWSON
1 min

Vigilante violence is on the rise in Indonesia. Many perceive the police to be ineffective in responding to petty crime and decide to take the law into their own hands. But the violence is not just reserved for criminals. Some members of Indonesia's religious and ethnic minorities have been victimized by the country's Sunni Muslim majority, with the authorities often siding in favour of the mob. Our correspondent reports.

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Warning: This report contains violent images.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Yong Chim

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