A forest fire in Pekanbaru, Riau province. Photo: AFP

Hundreds arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of starting forest fires, could face 10 years in jail

  • Among those arrested were three men caught trying to clear land to plant crops in a park that is home to about 140 endangered wild elephants, police said
  • Those arrested could be prosecuted under an environmental protection law that mandates a maximum 10-year prison sentence for setting fires to clear land
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A forest fire in Pekanbaru, Riau province. Photo: AFP
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