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Indonesian police to charge 6 people in soccer disaster


Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they are bringing criminal charges against three officers and three civilians for their roles in the deaths of 131 people when police fired tear gas inside a soccer stadium, setting off a panicked run for the exits in which many were crushed. The national police chief says the suspects include the head of the agency that administers the top professional soccer division and is responsible for ensuring that stadiums have a proper operating certificates. He says charges are also being brought against the chief executive of the match, the chief security officer and three police officers. The charges include negligence leading to death or serious injury. The maximum penalties range up to five years in prison.

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