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Police arrest beheading threat video distributor

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 16, 2019   /   12:19 pm
Police arrest beheading threat video distributor Former Army Strategic Reserves commander Kivlan Zein (center) leads a rally demanding the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) disqualify President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Thursday. ( Antara/Aditya Pradana Putra)

The Jakarta Police have arrested a woman, identified only as IY, for allegedly distributing a video of a man threatening to behead President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono said the police arrested IY in Bekasi, West Java, on Wednesday.

“Yes, we have arrested her,” Argo said as quoted by tempo.co.

On Sunday, the police arrested the man who is believed to have threatened Jokowi in the video, in the Parung district of Bogor, West Java, after a group of Jokowi supporters calling themselves Jokowi Mania reported the man and the video's creator to the Jakarta Police on Saturday. 

In the video, which went viral, participants in the “People Power” rally in front of the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) building in Central Jakarta on Friday were seen laughing in support of the man after his threat and called for “a change in Indonesia.”

The rally by Prabowo Subianto supporters accused Jokowi of election fraud after the General Elections Commission's (KPU) official tally showed the incumbent on course for victory. (ggq)