Thursday, 14 November 2019

Prabowo Volunteers Might Be Involved in May 22 Riot: Police

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  • Protesters clash with police in Jakarta, Indonesia May 22, 2019. Indonesian riot police fired tear gas at protesters in central Jakarta on Wednesday, as fresh clashes broke out on the streets of the capital following the announcement of official election results, a Reuters witness said. Antara Foto/Nova Wahyudi

    Protesters clash with police in Jakarta, Indonesia May 22, 2019. Indonesian riot police fired tear gas at protesters in central Jakarta on Wednesday, as fresh clashes broke out on the streets of the capital following the announcement of official election results, a Reuters witness said. Antara Foto/Nova Wahyudi

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Police have found the alleged involvement of political parties and volunteers backing the Prabowo-Sandiaga Uno pair in the May 22 riot, aside from masses and Islamic organizations.

    The Jakarta Police's special crime investigation unit director Sr. Comr. Suyudi Ario Seto explained the alleged involvement of the four was based on the investigation into pieces of evidence, crime scenes, witnesses, CCTV recordings and visual, as well as the questioning of 447 suspects. 

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    The mass organization included GARIS, Forkabi, GRIB, and Pemuda Muhammadiyah. “While parties allegedly involved are GR, PN, and PS parties. The volunteers are RMP, Garda08, and Rumah Aspirasi Prabowo-Sandi,” Suyudi outlined at the National Police HQ, South Jakarta, Friday, July 5. 

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    Meanwhile, volunteers of Islamic organizations hailed from Serang, Tangerang, Cianjur, Pandeglang, Jakarta, Banyumas, Majalengka, Tasikmalaya, Aceh, and Lampung.

    Suyudi went on to say that the case of 316 out of 447 suspects had been submitted to the Jakarta High Prosecutor's Office. As for the cases of underage suspects, the police applied special legal procedures. “We have investigated 74 children,” he said.

    ANDITA RAHMA