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Jakarta Post

John Kei’s parole revoked after murder charges

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 27, 2020   /   02:34 pm
John Kei’s parole revoked after murder charges Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Nana Sujana (left) speaks to John Kei during a press conference at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Monday. John has been named a suspect for allegedly masterminding a murder. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The Bogor Correctional Board (Bapas) has rescinded the parole granted to John Refra Kei aka John Kei following his recent arrest for alleged involvement in violent attacks and premeditated murder.

The board, that had supervised John during his parole, had coordinated with the Jakarta Police’s crime and violence unit since Sunday, said Rika Aprianti, the spokesperson of the Corrections Directorate General at the Law and Human Rights Ministry.

On Wednesday, after Jakarta Police investigators completed their investigation report (BAP), the Bogor Correctional Board had completed its own report on John as their parole client.

The next day, she said, the supervisory team of the board held a hearing to discuss John’s case and found that John had violated his parole requirements by being named a crime suspect.

“The team recommended that his parole be revoked,” Rika said as reported by on Saturday.

Read also: Convicted murderer John Kei arrested for alleged attacks, murder after months released on parole

The temporary decree on the parole revocation had been issued by the head of the Bogor Correctional Board with the final measure impending procedures from the Corrections Directorate General.

John was serving 16 years of prison time for the murder of PT Sanex Steel Indonesia president director Tan Harry Tantono in 2013.

He was arrested by the Jakarta Police on Sunday, around six months after being granted parole in December. Infamous in the capital city in the past, he was named a suspect for masterminding attacks and premeditated murder against his uncle Nus Rumatora aka Nus Kei. The case allegedly centered on fees for land sales between Nus and John’s groups.

In two separate attacks, two people were injured and one man, a member of Nus’ group, died from stab wounds.

A total of 35 people, including John, have been arrested and named suspects in the case. (rin)