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Jakarta Post

Rachmawati to be interrogated once healthy: Police

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 5, 2016   /  04:16 pm
Rachmawati to be interrogated once healthy: Police Rachmawati Soekarnoputri visits residents in the Luar Batang area of North Jakarta on Apr. 27. Rachmawati was arrested on Friday for alleged treason. ( Belarminus)

The Jakarta Police will interrogate treason suspect Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, daughter of the country's founding president Sukarno, once she is declared fit to undergo police questioning, an official said Monday.

"We will interrogate her after her condition improves. We can't question her while she is sick," Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono said at the Jakarta Police headquarters.  

On Friday, the police arrested Rachmawati at her home in South Jakarta after naming her a treason suspect. They were unable to finish interrogating her due to her unfit condition. They released her on Saturday. 

She was charged under articles 107, 110 and 87 of the Criminal Code (KUHP) on treason and conspiracy to commit treason.

Rachmawati's lawyer, Aldwin Rahadian, said that his client, who had suffered from a stroke, hypertension and diabetic problems, was now being treated by a family doctor at home. 

Aldwin said the lawyers would file a pre-trial hearing motion to court after the police finished interrogating Rachmawati. 

He said he believed the naming of Rachmawati as a suspect as well as her arrest were not in accordance with the regulations stipulated in the Criminal Procedure Law. 

"Rachmawati never intended to commit treason. She only wanted to convey her aspiration," Aldwin told The Jakarta Post on Monday. (evi) 

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