Ojek driver wrongfully convicted of manslaughter
On September 18, 2014, a fight broke out between two public minivan drivers over a passenger in East Jakarta. One of the drivers, M. Ronal, went home and returned with a sharp weapon. This prompted other minivan and ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers to kill him. Police were informed one of the killers was a minivan driver named Dodi. Unable to find him, police instead apprehended a 32-year-old ojek driver named Dedi, who had been at his house in Tebet, South Jakarta, with his wife at the time of the killing. Dedi was arrested by three plainclothes police on September
25, 2014. He was tortured into making a confession. In December 2014, he went on trial at East Jakarta District Court, accused of manslaughter. In April 2015, he was sentenced to two years in jail. Dedi appealed and was exonerated by Jakarta High Court on July 27, 2015. While in detention, he was unable to support his family, resulting in his three-year-old son dying of malnutrition.