Monday, October 22, 2012

Organ Harvesting Rumors, Mob Violence (Lombok, Indonesia)

The Jakarta Globe [Indonesia]
22 October 2012

Fitri Pikong

Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. A spate of violent mob attacks left five dead in Lombok over the weekend after a rumor that local children were being kidnapped by organ harvesters spread across the island. [...]

The Jakarta Post
22 October 2012

Panca Nugraha, The Jakarta Post, Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara

Rumors of child-abduction sent randomly via text messages to residents of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) over the couple days have triggered deadly chaos, which killed five people and damaged two police stations. [...]