Police chief orders speedy handling of FPI shooting case

Police chief orders speedy handling of FPI shooting case

A Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) member shows evidence collected from KM 50, where six FPI members were allegedly shot by police on December 28, 2020. (ANTARA FOTO/Aprillio Akbar/foc)

Regarding cases of public concern such as KM 50, violations of health protocols, they will be resolved immediately as the Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has issued recommendations
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo has ordered his staff to speed up the handling of the shooting of six Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) members at the Jakarta-Cikampek KM 50 toll road.

“Regarding cases of public concern such as KM 50, violations of health protocols, they will be resolved immediately as the Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has issued recommendations," General Prabowo said during the Police Leadership Meeting (Rapim) at the National Police Headquarters here on Tuesday.

He said the KM 50 case must be dealt with immediately and in accordance with the recommendations given by Komnas HAM.

"Of course, it must be completed in accordance with these recommendations," he said.

However, he did not provide details on the time-limit for resolving the case.

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In January this year, Komnas HAM had announced the results of its investigation into the death of six FPI members at the Jakarta-Cikampek KM 50 toll road.

Choirul Anam, who chaired the investigation, told the media that his team had found that the six FPI Laskar members died in two different incidents.

Two FPI members died when their car and the police's car bumped into each other, resulting in a gun battle between them on KM 49 of the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road, which ended at KM 50, he informed.

Meanwhile, four other FPI members who were alive were taken in a police car and were shot dead on the way from KM 50 to the Jakarta Police Headquarters, he added.

The commission has said it suspects human rights violations by police in the deaths of the four FPI members.

It has recommended that the perpetrators be prosecuted through the criminal court mechanism. 

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