TEMPO.CO, Jakarta- Kapitra Ampera, the lawyer of Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab, said the police have sent a Letter of Investigation Termination (SP3) for the pornography charges against his client. He said that the letter was the police's Eid el-Fitr present for Rizieq and his friend Firza Husein, who is also implicated in the case.
"We have received the letter. And we want to thank the police. This truly is a special gift," Kapitra told Tempo on Friday, June 15.
News that the police had terminated their investigation went viral after Kapitra posted the information on his Instagram account.
The case began when an audio recording, a transcript and excerpts of a Whatsapp chat were posted online, containing a conversation between Rizieq and Firza. The Anti-pornography Student Alliance then brought the document to the police to charge the FPI leader on January 30, 2017.
Rizieq and Firza were named suspects in violation of the Anti-pornography law.
Before he was prosecuted as a suspect, Rizieq went to Saudi Arabia for the Umra pilgrimage. He never returned to Indonesia despite repeatedly saying that he would. In Saudi, Rizieq met with politicians including Prabowo Subianto and Amien Rais.