Saturday, 7 December 2019

Police Name Another Suspect in Papua Riots

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  • The chief of the Public Information Bureau of the National Police's Public Relations Division, Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo. TEMPO/Hilman Fathurrahman W

    The chief of the Public Information Bureau of the National Police's Public Relations Division, Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo. TEMPO/Hilman Fathurrahman W

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaNational Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo announced that the police had arrested someone identified as FBK for allegedly masterminding the waves of riots in Papua.

    “[We have] named a new suspect, FBK,” said Dedi at the Police HQ, Jakarta, Monday, September 9.

    FBK was apprehended at Sentani Airport, Jayapura, Friday, September 6, when he was about to depart to Wamena.

    Dedi explained that FBK was the intellectual actor during the riots. He also provoked several figures who were members of the Papuan Students Alliance.

    “He stirs people from grassroots, he is also an actor in the Jayapura riots and a few other regions in Papua,” he said.

    Previously reported, per Thursday, September 5, the police have named 57 suspects in the demonstrations that ended in anarchy in Papua and 21 suspects of riots in West Papua.

    DEWI NURITA