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Indonesia | 3 sentenced for trading in illegal rhino, tiger parts

MEDAN, Indonesia — A court in Indonesia has sentenced three men, including a former soldier, to two years in jail for illegally trading in body parts from a critically endangered Sumatran rhino and tiger.

The verdicts were handed down in separate cases at the Medan District Court on Jan. 4 and 8. In the latter ruling, the court found Suharto, a former captain in the Army Special Forces, or Kopassus, guilty of possession of a horn from a Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) — a species on the brink of extinction, with possibly fewer than 30 individuals left in the wild.


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