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House asks BNPT, police for clear procedures

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani and Nani Afrida

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 14 2016   /  09:11 am

Learning from irregularities identified behind the death of alleged terrorist Siyono, the House of Representatives has urged the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) to coordinate with the National Police for the establishment of standard operational procedures (SOP) in terrorism prevention.

The call has also been made in response to data from the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) that reveals that, between 2007-2016, 121 cases in which suspects had been abused by police officers and tortured to death.

Gerindra Party politician Romo Muhammad Syafi’i said that in the long-term, the SOP would help deradicalization programs suggesting that current’s treatment of suspected terrorists could create new radical movements as a result of the public’s distrust of law enforcers.

“If the police, particularly their Densus 88 antiterror squad, have no cl...