CPJ concerned for safety of two journalists missing in Aceh
Colleagues said that the two were last heard from at around 4:00 p.m. (local time) on 29 June, when Siregar called an RCTI reporter in the town of Lhokseumawe, in northern Aceh, to say they were on the way there from Langsa, a town in the eastern part of the province. Siregar, a senior reporter for RCTI, said he and Santoro, an RCTI cameraman, should arrive in Lhokseumawe by around 8:00 p.m. that night. The two, along with their driver, Rahmatsyah (who like many Indonesians uses only one name), were travelling in a Toyota Kijang minivan, according to news reports.
On 2 July, according to the Indonesian state news agency Antara, military spokesman Maj. Gen. Syafrie Syamsuddin told reporters in the capital, Jakarta, that the military has "coordinated with the martial law administration in Aceh to instruct all district, subdistrict, and village military commands to help locate" the missing journalists.