The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Police plan to issue a warrant to pick up Muchsin Alatas, head of the Islamic Defender Front’s (FPI) Jakarta branch, in relation to a pornographic conversation that allegedly involved the group’s leader, Rizieq Shihab.
A warrant for Muchsin would be issued along with a similar warrant against Rizieq, Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono said on Monday.
He added that Rizieq had allegedly told Muchsin to throw his smartphone away.
“We have called him twice for questioning but he never showed up,” Argo said as quoted by tempo.co.
Previously the Jakarta Police has announced that they would detain the firebrand leader as soon as he returned to the country after Rizieq failed to show up twice for questioning as a witness in a pornography case.
Rizieq’s lawyer, Kapitra Ampera, said on April 27 that Rizieq went on a minor haj, or umrah, with his family. He has not returned to Indonesia since. (idb/wit)