The dispute related to the Pari Island land ownership feud is far from over. To refresh our memory, recall that the Adijanto family (who claimed to be the rightful owner of almost 90 percent of total area of the island through their business group) had decided to sue several residents of the village on allegation of property encroachment and illegal levies. Three residents were found guilty for taking illegal levies. Several days ago, however, the Jakarta High Court decided to annul the verdict and acquitted the convicts. One other resident, i.e., Sulaiman bin Hanafi a.k.a Khatu (the head of village in the island) is standing trial on allegation of property encroachment. The verdict of the High Court gave new hope for the residents of the island. Before the verdict was made public, the residents filed complaints to the Ombudsman of the Republic of Indonesia.

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