Jakarta police prepare security for trial of Ahok`s case

Jakarta police prepare security for trial of Ahok`s case

Senior Commissioner Police RP Argo Yuwono. (ANTARA/Sigid Kurniawan)

We will secure the process from the opening, the session, the conclusion and the return (of attendees)."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Jakarta Metropolitan Police Command has prepared a number of security measures ahead of the trial of non-active Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) over alleged case of blasphemy on Wednesday.

"In connection with his naming as suspect the police have an obligation to secure the trial process. The first security measure will be for those watching and attending the session and then the location and the third will be the activity," Head of Public Relations Senior Commissioner RP Argo Yuwono said here on Sunday.

He said the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Command will assure the security of those attending the trial and those involved in the trial so that they will feel comfortable when giving explanation at the court.

He said security measure would also be taken at the access to and from the venue, adding the police would station personnel at several points such as the shopping complex to assure smooth flow of traffic.

Security measure will also be taken with regard to the process of court session, he said.

"We will secure the process from the opening, the session, the conclusion and the return (of attendees)," he said.

Argo Yuwono said he could not as tell how many police personnel would be deployed to secure the trial.

Ahok as he is also called, will be tried at the Central Jakarta district court located on Jalan Gajah Mada in the downtown over his controversial remarks he made during a meeting with people in the district of Kepulauan Seribu in North Jakarta in which he quoted a Quran verse considered as blasphemous.

Ahok is one of the participants of Jakarta gubernatorial election to be held in February next year.

(Reported by Anita Permata Dewi and Gusti NC Aryani/Uu.H-YH/F001)

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