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Parade to welcome Antasari’s parole

Antasari bid avfarewell with officers the Tangerang Penitentiari on his release.

Tangerang | Wed, November 9 2016

Relatives and friends of murder convict and former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Antasari Azhar will hold an event to mark his release on parole, his lawyer Boyamin Saiman said on Tuesday.

Antasari is due to be conditionally released from prison in Tangerang, Banten, on Thursday.

Some 50 people will take part in a parade to escort Antasari from the prison to his house in Bumi Serpong Damai, South Tangerang, said Boyamin.

“On Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. when Antasari exits the prison, he will be welcomed with tambourines. Then relatives and friends will take part in a welcome parade to his home, where he will cut a tumpeng [rice cone],” Boyamin told The Jakarta Post.

Antasari was sentenced by the South Jakarta District Court to 18 years in prison in 2010 for masterminding the murder of Nasrudin Zulkarnaen, a director of state-owned pharmaceutical company PT Putra Rajawali Banjaran.

Nasrudin was killed in a drive-by shooting atModern Land housing estate in Tangerang municipality on March 14, 2009.

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