(From The Jakarta Post)
Lawyers of convicted Golkar chairman Akbar Tandjung on Friday criticized the increasing frequency and size of the protest rallies outside the Supreme Court (MA) building, saying that the demonstrations could sway the justices and affect their independence.
Amir Syamsuddin also said some media groups had "played up" the student demonstrations.
Dozens of students have staged rallies outside the Supreme Court building in recent days while the judges discussed Akbar's appeal case.
When the five-judge team examining the appeal failed to reach a decision on Thursday, dozens of protesters threw rotten tomatoes at the …