Thursday, 17 January 2019

MUI Asks Jokowi to Give Clemency to Abu Bakar Baasyir

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  • Abu Bakar Baasyir. TEMPO/Wisnu Agung Prasetyo

    Abu Bakar Baasyir. TEMPO/Wisnu Agung Prasetyo

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Chairman of Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Maruf Amin asked President Joko Widodo or Jokowi to give clemency to terrorist convict Abu Bakar Baasyir.

    Baasyir has served nearly seven years in prison. Initially, he was imprisoned in Nusakambangan, Central Java. However, due to the declining health condition, he was transferred to Gunung Sindur Detention Center in Bogor.

    Abu Bakar Baasyir received a verdict of 15 years in prison since 2011 over terrorism.

    Maruf Amin also asked Jokowi to give permission for Baasyir to be hospitalized. He said Jokowi approved the request.

    The presidential spokesperson Johan Budi said he could not comment on the request of Abu Bakar Baasyir’s hospitalization. “I want to confirm it first,” he said.

    FRISKI RIANA