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West Java Police Summons Rizieq Shihab
The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab. TEMPO/M. Iqbal Ichsan
Wednesday, 11 January, 2017 | 18:42 WIB
West Java Police Summons Rizieq Shihab

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The West Java Police issued another summon for Habib Rizieq, the Great Imam of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI). The West Java Police summoned Rizieq for his alleged defamation of Indonesia's ideology, the Pancasila.

"The first summon was ignored because [Rizieq] said he was sick. Now for the second time, if he did not come, we will come and get him," said Sr. Insp. Yusri Yunus, Chief of Public Relation of the West Java Police on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

Yusri explained that Rizieq must be present at the West Java Police Headquarter on Thursday, January 12, 2017 for his preliminary examination.

Yusri said that report on the alleged defamation was filed by the daughter of former Indonesian President Soekarno, Sukmawati Soekarnoputri. Sukmawati first filed the report to the Metro Jaya Police, which later handed over the case to the West Java Police.

"Yes, Rizieq will be summoned for suspected defamation of the national symbol," Yusri said.

One of the evidence that serve as a legal basis for the report was a video showing Rizieq delivering a sermon in front of FPI members. In the footage, Rizieq mentioned that in the Pancasila that was drafted by President Soekarno, faith was the least important point while in the Pancasila included in the Jakarta Charter, faith was the most important point.


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