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Jakarta Post

Investigation begins after six FPI members killed by police

  • Rizki Fachriansyah
    Rizki Fachriansyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 9, 2020   /  08:18 am
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Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Fadil Imran (right) and Jakarta Military commander Maj. Gen. Dudung show weapons seized as evidence in an alleged attack on the Jakarta Police, at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Dec. 7.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has formed a fact-finding team to investigate a clash between the Jakarta Police and the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) that occurred on Monday morning and resulted in the deaths of six men affiliated with the hardline group. Komnas HAM commissioner Muhammad Choirul Anam said his office had begun gathering information and taking statements from various parties, including the FPI, to parse conflicting statements issued by the police and the Islamic group on Monday. “For the sake of uncovering what happened, we hope every stakeholder is willing to cooperate and be transparent,” Chairul told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday, adding that he expected the police to be supportive of the fact-finding efforts. The police and the FPI issued divergent accounts of the deadly altercation that took place at kilometer 50 of the Jakarta-C...