Police investigating death of key witness in slavery probe in eastern Indonesia

April 22, 2015 4:38 PM

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JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesian police are investigating the death of a local official in the Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs to see if it is linked to a slavery probe in the remote, eastern island village of Benjina, a government official said Wednesday.

Yoseph Sairlela's body was found Saturday at a hotel in a leafy neighborhood of the capital, said Asep Burhanudin, director general of sea and fishery resources.

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