Twelve years on, Australian Embassy attack still haunts survivors

Iwan Setiawan, who was riding his motorbike with his pregnant wife in Jakarta on September 9, 2004 when terrorists bombed the Australian Embassy,  killing 14 people and injuring 150. Setiawan lost an eye. His wife was injured and died of her injuries the next year. He tells his story to Nani Afrida of The Jakarta Post.

Setiawan is still angry that the victims have largely been ignored and forgotten. He did ultimately receive some assistance from the Australian government.

“They should have paid more attention to victims like me than to terror convicts and their families,” he says. “I lost almost everything in the tragedy. I wished I had died then. It’s hard to start life all over again.”

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