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RI seeks access to citizen charged under antiterror law in RP

  • Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 17 2020   /  01:00 am
Philippine soldiers escort a hearse during the funeral procession of a victim killed in the January 27 cathedral bombing in Jolo, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao, on January 30, 2019. Investigators probing the Catholic cathedral bombing that killed 21 people in the Philippines' restive south said January 29 a group tied to notorious Islamists Abu Sayyaf is the prime suspect.(AFP/Nickee Butlangan)

The Indonesian government has written to the Philippine authorities requesting data and consular access to Rezky Fantasya Rullie, a woman reported to be an Indonesian national charged with violating the latter's newly signed antiterrorism law. Rezky, also known as Nana Israni, was arrested on Oct. 10 during a joint military and police operation in Sulu province in the southern Philippines. Security forces found a suicide vest and bomb components in the house where they arrested her, according to media reports. The Foreign Ministry filed the request through the Indonesian Consulate General (KJRI) in Davao, said Judha Nugraha, the ministry's director for citizen protection. “The KJRI in Davao is still waiting for the data and consular access [from the Philippine authorities],” Judha said on Thursday. “The data and access to meet [Rezky] are vital to ve...