Police Nab Person with Disabilities in Jakarta's Street Protests



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A youngster with disabilities, Ahmad Setiawan (28), is one of the many youths that has yet returned home following the series of street protests staged against House of Representatives' (DPR) decision to amend problematic Bills.

    Ahmad had been deemed missing since the street protest on Wednesday night of September 25, 2019. His family members received conflicting information with one of it suggesting that the young man had died during the protests that turned violent. 

    However, on Tuesday, October 1, information came from the West Jakarta Police stating that Ahmad had been in their custody after being submitted to the Kramat Jati Police Hospital in East Jakarta. 

    “We were sent a picture of him in good condition,” said Lita, one of Ahmad’s relatives on Tuesday, October 1.

    However, police have yet permitted family members to visit Ahmad and the family is kept in the dark regarding the details of his health condition. 

    Lita believes that Ahmad was apprehended by police members sweeping through the neighborhood Ahmad lives in North Palmerah, West Jakarta. Her personal investigation into the matters sought out that Ahmad was arrested after he helped another person who was affected by tear gas.