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Police probe Saracen’s link to anti-Ahok figures

  • Haeril Halim and Rizal Harahap

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta and Pekanbaru | Fri, August 25, 2017 | 10:43 am
Police probe Saracen’s link to anti-Ahok figures Hundreds of members of Islamic organizations stage against then Jakarta governor Basuk "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama. (JP/Michael Hillary Hegarty)

PREMIUM The National Police are investigating an alleged link between a number of people behind the sectarian rallies against former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama last year and an online “syndicate” accused of creating and spreading hoaxes and hate speech for money. The police claimed that the Saracen group, which is led by Jasriadi, 32, from Pekanbaru, Riau, co...