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Jakarta Post

Supreme Court upholds disbandment of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 15, 2019   /   08:06 pm
Supreme Court upholds disbandment of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia members and sympathizers of Islamic organizations from Greater Jakarta stage a rally to protest the 2017 Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) on mass organizations in Jakarta on July 17. (JP/Ibrahim Irsyad)

The Supreme Court has rejected a case review petition filed by the now-disbanded Muslim group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) against the government’s instruction to revoke its legal entity status and its disbandment, the court said in its official website.

HTI filed the petition with the Supreme Court after its petition to the same effect was rejected by the Jakarta State Administrative Court in May last year.

“The petition is rejected,” the Supreme Court’s official website stated.

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The rejection means that the organization officially disbanded.

Through a presidential regulation, the government in 2017 disbanded the organization for being against the state ideology Pancasila.

The Law and Human Rights Ministry issued HTI’s organizational permit in July 2014. However, the group has since been accused of promoting the establishment of a caliphate. (das)