Four Pemuda Pancasila members arrested for allegedly damaging Bantul court
The Jakarta Post
Yogyakarta Police arrested four people, members of youth organization Pemuda Pancasila (PP), and named them suspects for allegedly vandalizing the Bantul District Court building.
“They said they had been ordered to do so,” general crimes director Sr. Comr. Hadi Utomo said Friday.
Hadi said the instruction had come from other members of the PP and vowed to also arrest those who had issued the order.
“Our evidence is glass and flower pot debris, a black hat, firework shells, bricks and footage from CCTV cameras,” he went on.
Around 100 PP members damaged the court building on Thursday in anger after the court found the group’s chairman, Doni Bimo Saptoto, guilty of assault.
The court’s panel of judges sentenced Doni to five months’ imprisonment with nine months of probation on Thursday for his involvement in the disbandment of artist Andreas Iswinarno’s “Tribute to Wiji Thukul” painting exhibition last year at the Indonesian Islamic University’s Center for Human Rights Studies.
PP members who had attended the hearing immediately left the courtroom and ran amok upon hearing the sentence. (evi)
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