Police to arrest FPI leader over protest riots

October 07, 2014
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – Jakarta Police said Sunday (October 5th) they intend to arrest Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Novel Bamu'min for his alleged role in violent protests Friday in which more than ten police officers were injured, local media reported.

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    Jakarta Police Chief Unggung Cahyono said they believe the violence was premeditated.

    Police spokesman Rikwanto said Novel failed to turn himself in, The Jakarta Post reported. He added police asked FPI to submit names of members involved in the protest against the appointment of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama as Jakarta governor.

    Rikwanto also said police would use force to capture Novel, according to Antara News.

    Police have already arrested 21 FPI members in connection with the violence.

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      • Ashari
        October 16, 2014 @ 10:10:10PM
      • All, parties, including demonstrators and officials, should be capable of acting within the law, because our country is a country of law. Perhaps all citizens need to understand what is meant by "our country is a country based on law". If they haven't, how wonderful for the ones who know, to give this knowledge to those who do not yet know, and those who do not know should seek to know. As it is taught in Islam also, if I am not mistaken, we are required to seek knowledge even if it takes us as far as China, and all the way to the grave.

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