"The letter mentioned two requests, namely the request for suspension of detention and the request for legal assistance for Kivlan Zen," he said.
After coordinating with the ministers concerned in political, legal and security affairs, the request for suspension of detention was rejected, but the TNI would provide legal assistance for Kivlan Zen, Sisriadi said.
"Legal assistance for Maj. Gen (ret.) Kivlan Zen will not only be provided during the pre-trial but throughout the legal process until there is a legal verdict in the case," he elaborated.
The police rejected the request for Zen who was named a suspect in a case of hoax, treason and illegal weapon ownership since he was uncooperative during his interrogation, a spokesman of the Indonesian Police Brig. Gen Dedi Prasetyo said earlier. (INE)
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