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KPK to soon make statement regarding Constitutional Court judge's arrest 

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Jakarta   /   Thu, January 26, 2017   /  12:03 pm
KPK to soon make statement regarding Constitutional Court judge's arrest  The Corruption Eradication Commission has detained some names regarding a report that the antigraft body had arrested Constitutional Court (MK) judge Patrialis Akbar. The KPK will hold a press conference about the detention soon. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Thursday it would soon make a public statement in response to a report that the antigraft body had arrested Constitutional Court (MK) judge Patrialis Akbar for alleged bribery in relation to a judicial review case. 

“We have detained some names. We will give an update soon,” KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah told The Jakarta Post, adding that the institution wanted to ensure everything was right before going public. 

Read also: KPK arrests three judges, clerk, lawyer in Medan)

Meanwhile, court chief Arief Hidayat said all its judges except Patrialis were present in a recent meeting in Cisarua, West Java. Patrialis was assigned to give a lecture at the Depok immigration office in West Java.    

The court’s office announced that it would hold a press conference regarding the case at 1 p.m. 

Patrialis, a former law and human rights minister, was appointed as a Constitutional Court judge in July 2013 during the Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono administration. (dan)

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