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Fabianus Tibo was an Indonesian Catholic citizen[1] executed by firing squad on September 22, 2006 [2] at 1:20 a.m. local time together with Dominggus da Silva and Marinus Riwu for leading riots in Poso, Sulawesi in 2000 that led to the murders of about 200 people.[citation needed]

Fabianus Tibo
Born (1945-05-05)May 5, 1945
Flores, Indonesia
Died September 22, 2006(2006-09-22) (aged 61)
Cause of death Executed by firing squad
Criminal penalty Death
Conviction(s) Leading Poso riots
Date apprehended
July 2000

Human rights activists have expressed doubts that Tibo, and the other men, were the masterminds of the riots.[2] The different treatment of Christians and Muslims in court was also criticized, as few Muslims were never punished for their roles in the riots and none were sentenced to more than 15 years jail.[2] Religious leaders of Christianity and Islam, including Pope Benedict XVI [2] and Abdurrahman Wahid,[1] former President of Indonesia and former leader of Nahdlatul Ulama, protested the execution of Tibo.


  1. ^ a b Criveller, Gianni. "INDONESIA Former Indonesian President against execution of three Catholics". Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  2. ^ a b c d BBC News: Executions spark Indonesia unrest, September 22, 2006