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Indonesian soccer league suspended after fan killed

Indonesia Selection All Star Team v Juventus FC

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - AUGUST 06: Juventus FC supporters show their support during the pre season friendly match between Indonesia Selection All Star Team and Juventus FC at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on August 6, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Juventus FC win the game 8-1. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) The Indonesian soccer league has been suspended following the killing of a fan by rival supporters.

The chairman of the Indonesian Soccer Association, Edy Rahmayadi, says the suspension will last until the completion of an investigation into the death of Haringga Sirla, a supporter of Jakarta-based Persija.

The 23-year-old Sirila was beaten to death by supporters of Persib on Sunday outside a stadium in Bandung just before a match between the clubs.

Dozens of people have been killed in violence between fans since the early 1990s.


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