TV One journalists beaten while covering PTPN II land dispute


TV One journalist named Asmar Beni was assaulted, while covering a land dispute between the people of Dalu X A Village and PT Plantation Nusantara (PTPN) II, in Tanjungmorawa sub district, Deli Serdang Regency, North Sumatra, on Thursday, March 24 2022.

That day, Beni was assigned to cover Dalu X A Village, Tanjungmorawa District, Deli Serdang Regency, to seek the latest information regarding land disputes that occurred in the area.
Beni was present at the location on Thursday morning, to take pictures of the latest conditions in the area.

Then a number of men, some of them were seen wearing PT Plantation Nusantara (PTPN) II company uniforms, came to Beni, then beat him, until he suffered injuries to his lips and head. Not only beaten, Beni’s phone was confiscated.After the persecution he experienced, PTPN II invited Beny to meet for mediation or peace. But he refused it, and insisted that the case be prosecuted. Beny has reported the violence he experienced to the Deli Serdang Police.

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North Sumatra
Full name or name of group
The name of perpetrator (individual/group)
Companye employee from PT Plantation Nusantara II
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Type of incident
Physical assaults (include death, injury, abduction)