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Jakarta Post

Graft suspect Bahasyim in pain following arrest: Lawyer

  • Dicky Christanto


JAKARTA   /   Sun, April 11 2010   /  03:23 pm

One of the lawyers of money laundering suspect Bahasyim Assifie, John K. Azis, said his team was planning to request to Jakarta Police a suspension of detention of their client, citing Bahasyim's poor health condition. Azis said that while his client had overcome the shock of his arrest he was still feeling pains in his chest. "My client has been cooperating well with the police. I don't understand why they have to put my client in custody," he said Saturday. Bahasyim was named a suspect for money laundering by Jakarta Police on Friday. He was also detained at the City Police detention center awaiting further questioning. City Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Boy Rafli Amar had earlier said the police had found legitimate reasons to bring Bahasyim in. Police investigations had found evidence of a total Rp 64 billion (US$7.1 million) in "suspicious" bank transfers to account...