The Trisakti Tragedy, 26 years on. Will justice be served?


On May 12, 1998, four Trisakti University students were shot dead and several others injured during protests demanding President Suharto's resignation amid economic and political turmoil. The shootings sparked widespread outrage and intensified protests, marking a pivotal moment in Indonesia’s democratic reform. Twenty-six years later, a museum commemorates the tragedy, but justice for the victims remains elusive. The election of Prabowo Subianto, who has a controversial human rights record, complicates efforts for a resolution.