KontraS Demands Police to Investigate Death of Terrorist Suspect

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) demanded police to investigate the cause of death of terrorist suspect Muhammad Jefri in Indramayu. This is deemed important since the information of his death is unclear and violation of law is indicated in the incident.

    “The case of Muhamad Jefri or MJ is under the authority of National Police's counterterrorism squad Densus 88,” KontraS coordinator Yati Indriyani said on Friday, Feb. 16.

    Jefri was arrested by Densus 88 since he was allegedly involved in a number of terrorism cases. However, his family mentioned that his arrest was not under an official warrant. Jefri was in good health when the police took him in.

    The news of his death was delivered by the police on February 15, 2018, yet he died a week prior. Yati stated that this kind of treatment on terrorist suspects will spark controversy since there was no transparency and they neglected human rights (HAM) parameters and the law.

    “It is concerned that this will trigger, create or flourish other links of terrorist acts,” Yati said.