The Jakarta Police have arrested the campaign spokesman for presidential candidate pair Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno, Lieus Sungkharisma, on suspicion of subversion and spreading hoaxes.
The police arrested Lieus at his apartment in West Jakarta on Monday morning.
They searched the activist's apartment and his house, which is also located in West Jakarta, police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono said in a statement.
Lieus was reported to the National Police’s criminal unit on May 7.
The National Police’s criminal unit handed the case over to the Jakarta Police after Lieus failed to heed two summonses for questioning on May 14 and 17. He claimed that he had not received either summons but was nonetheless looking for a lawyer.
Arriving in handcuffs at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Monday, Lieus said he had been treated unfairly during the arrest.
“I was pulled out and lifted [by the police], it was not fair,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.
He said he would go through the legal process as part of his fight for “the sovereignty of the people”.
“I will not answer any of the investigators’ questions. They can write down anything; I'm not afraid,” Lieus said. (ars)