Indonesia (Poso, South Sulawesi)
On the morning of 29 October 2005 three Christian girls were beheaded by Islamists as they walked to school on Indonesia's Sulawesi island. A group of machete-wielding men ambushed Theresia Morangke, aged 15, Alfita Poliwo, 17, Yarni Sambue, 15 and Noviana Malewa, then 15, as they walked to their Christian school. The first three girls died instantly; Noviana received serious injuries to her face and neck but survived the attack.
The families of the three martyred schoolgirls shook hands with the suspects currently on trial in Poso -- Hasanuddin, Lilik Purnomo and Irwanto Irano -- as a sign of forgiveness.
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