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Police arrest ‘People Power’ rally instigator for alleged treason

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 15, 2019   /  02:40 pm
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Prabowo (center, in black cap and beige top) addresses hundreds of supporters during a mass prayer held on April 19, just two days after the election, at his residence in South Jakarta.(Courtesy of/Prabowo-Sandiaga campaign team)

The Jakarta Police have arrested a member of the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno campaign team and have named him as a suspect of allegedly instigating a rally linked to the Prabowo camp's efforts to delegitimize the results of the presidential election. Eggi Sudjana, who is a lawyer and a National Mandate Party (PAN) politician, is the first member of Prabowo camp to be named as a suspect in the case.  The police have charged him with treason and spreading fake news in connection with organizing a public protest against the General Elections Commission (KPU) and the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) and accusing the election bodies of conspiring to committing election fraud in favor of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo's reelection bid. The police served Eggi with the arrest warrant as he was about to leave the Jakarta...