Saturday, 19 January 2019

DPR Supports Death Penalty for Terrorist Leader Aman Abdurrahman

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  • Radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman, center, sits on the defendant's chair during his trial at South Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, May 18, 2018. Abdurrahman is accused of being the key ideologue for IS militants in Indonesia and ordering attacks including a January 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in the capital Jakarta that killed four civilians and four attackers. AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana

    Radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman, center, sits on the defendant's chair during his trial at South Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, May 18, 2018. Abdurrahman is accused of being the key ideologue for IS militants in Indonesia and ordering attacks including a January 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in the capital Jakarta that killed four civilians and four attackers. AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo said that he supports the public prosecutor who demands a death penalty for terror suspect Aman Abdurrahman. 

    “[Every person responsible for] crimes against humanity must be severely punished. DPR supports the court’s verdict,” said Bambang at the DPR building today.

    Read: Aman Abdurrahman Trial Guarded by 180 Police, TNI Personnel

    The indictment against the leader of terrorist group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) was read out today at the South Jakarta district court by public prosecutor Anita Dewayani who said, “By taking the provisions in the constitution into consideration, we request the panel of judges to impose a death penalty.”

    The prosecutor’s demand is based on Article 14 in conjunction with Article 6, and Article 15 in conjunction of Article 7 of Law No 15/2003 on counterterrorism. Aman is facing either death row or life imprisonment based on the two Articles.

    Read: Terrorist Aman Abdurrahman should be Sentenced to Death: Expert

    The prosecutor’s indictment that was read on February 15, 2017, mentioned five acts of terror directly organized by Aman Abdurrahman. They were the Kampung Melayu bombing, Sarinah bombing, Samarinda Church bombing, North Sumatra police headquarters terror attack, and the attack against police members in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara.

    Aman Abdurrahman has been mentioned again recently since the terrorist group that he founded, Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), was responsible for the recent terror attacks in Surabaya and Riau in the past week.

    REZKI ALVIONITASARI | FAJAR PEBRIANTO