Densus 88, the National Police’s counterterrorism squad, has arrested the former secretary-general of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI), Munarman, the latest in a chain of events that has seen the hardline group further dismantled and which observers fear might eventually backfire.
Munarman, whom the police identified only by his initial, was arrested at his house in a luxury residential area of South Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday and was brought in to the Jakarta Police headquarters for questioning.
“The arrest was related to allegations of M’s involvement in terror acts that took place recently,” Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Ahmad Ramadhan said during a press briefing on Wednesday.
Ahmad did not specify the acts of terror in question, but during an earlier interview with KompasTV, he mentioned Munarman’s involvement in ...
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