With Prabowo elected, kidnap victim’s father worries about Indonesian democracy


Poll projections point to a sweeping victory for Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto in Indonesia’s presidential election. This ex-army general was dismissed from the military amid allegations of human rights abuses in 1998, including the kidnapping of student activists who participated in protests against the then-dictator Suharto. Paian Siahann’s second-born son was among them.