Jakarta – Jakarta Police have temporarily released political activist Sri Bintang Pamungkas from police detention on account of his health condition.
"We considered postponing his detention because of his health," Police spokesman Sr. Com. Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono said as quoted by tribunnews.com on Thursday.
Sri Bintang's wife Ernalia, who ensured that her husband would not flee or destroy evidence, has proposed postponing his detainment as the investigation continues.
Sri Bintang, a former opposition figure of president Suharto, has been named a treason suspect after sending a letter to the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) requesting that it set up a special session aimed at demanding President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to step down. (dis/dan)