Disabled Man’s Airline Discrimination Suit Prompts Questions

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    Following a lawsuit filed against Lion Air over its alleged discrimination against disabled people, experts said on Thursday that the country's transportation services were still far from adequate even though facilities for the disabled were required by law.

    The lawsuit was filed on Thursday by Ridwan Sumantri in the Central Jakarta District Court following what he perceived to be discrimination by Lion Air against the disabled. He said he felt discriminated against when flying with the carrier from Jakarta to Bali on April 11.

    Ridwan, who is in a wheelchair, told media he was denied a request to be have a seat near the door and that he had to be carried to his seat in the middle part of the plane. He was also asked to sign a letter agreeing that he would shoulder the medical costs of other passengers who fell ill because of him.

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