Interpol Involved in Indonesian Police's Hunt on Veronica Koman



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian National Police (Polri) has involved the role of Interpol upon tracking down the location of Veronica Koman, who has been named as a suspect in the Papuan dormitory raid in Surabaya.

    The East Java Police believe Veronica had been an instigator following the incident in Surabaya on August 17, 2019, which worsened the aftermath of the unfortunate event.

    “The person is currently overseas. The Interpol will later help track her down,” said Indonesian National Police Spokesman Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo in South Jakarta on Wednesday, September 4.

    The East Java police deemed Veronica had actively shared provocative contents from her personal Twitter account on the police and military raid on the Papuan dormitory.

    “[Veronica is] one of the people who actively provoked the public which eventually caused public unrest,” said E. Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Luki Hermawan on Wednesday.

    The incident that was unfortunately experienced by the Papuan university students in Surabaya happened during the country’s Independence Day commemoration. Police with local mass-organizations raided the dormitory after questionable information had spread on the students throwing an Indonesian flag to a nearby sewer.