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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.


https://news.mongabay.com/2018/01/indonesian-ex-soldier-among-three-jailed-for-illegal-trade-in-sumatran-rhino-tiger-parts/

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