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Terrorist denied Idul Fitri remission

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 31, 2019   /   12:33 pm
Terrorist denied Idul Fitri remission Hundreds of inmates and staff members join in Idul Fitri prayers at a prison in this file photo. (The Jakarta Post/Arya Dipa)

Terror convict Sugiatno, better known as Kang Su, has been denied remission for Idul Fitri after he refused to pledge allegiance to the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) and state ideology Pancasila.

The member of the East Indonesia Mujahidin terror group in Poso, Central Sulawesi, was sentenced in 2013 to eight years' imprisonment for killing two Mobile Brigade members. He has served six years of his term, first in the National Police’s Mobile Brigade detention center in Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java, before he was moved to the class-IIA Metro Penitentiary in Lampung in 2015.

Penitentiary chief Ismono said to be granted remission, Kang Su had to fulfill two requirements, which were to agree to help the government by revealing his terror networks and pledge allegiance to the NKRI.

"He can't fulfill the two requirements," he said on Thursday as quoted by tempo.co.

Ismono said Kang Su had refused to participate in national ceremonies and pay respect to the country's national flag. 

Although he had not acknowledged the NKRI, Ismono said Kang Su had made friends with other inmates.

"From what we have observed, he has become more open to fellow inmates," he said.

From the 402 of 572 inmates proposed by the class-IIA Metro Penitentiary for remission, only 327 were granted remission. (ars)