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Lawyer: Rizieq Will Not Return Home Yet to Preserve Unity
Rizieq Shihab (left). REUTERS/Beawiharta
Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 | 09:08 WIB
Lawyer: Rizieq Will Not Return Home Yet to Preserve Unity

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab will not return home yet in order to preserve national unity, lawyer Eggi Sudjana said.

Rizieq has been named a suspect in a pornography case and is currently living in Saudi Arabia.

Sudjana said that he is the only one who knows when his client will return to Indonesia. “He underlined that he will not return yet to preserve the unity of Indonesia,” he said yesterday in Jakarta.

Read: Immigration Not Revoke Rizieq Syihab Passport

The lawyer elaborated that many wanted Rizieq to be arrested, whereas his supporters do not expect it to happen. The situation could spark a new conflict. “I sympathize with Habib Rizieq. He has let people mock him,” he said.

Sudjana said the charge against his client is police business. “If police see something wrong, they should arrest him already,” he said.

In Saudi Arabia, Rizieq Shihab gave sermons and visit several places. “He is an alumnus [of King Saud University],” the lawyer said.

 

ANDITA RAHMA

 



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