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Supreme Court upholds disbandment of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia

Jakarta Post - February 15, 2019

Jakarta – The Supreme Court has rejected a case review petition filed by the now-disbanded Muslim group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) against the government's instruction to revoke its legal entity status and its disbandment, the court said in its official website.

HTI filed the petition with the Supreme Court after its petition to the same effect was rejected by the Jakarta State Administrative Court in May last year.

"The petition is rejected," the Supreme Court's official website stated. The rejection means that the organization officially disbanded.

Through a presidential regulation, the government in 2017 disbanded the organization for being against the state ideology Pancasila.

The Law and Human Rights Ministry issued HTI's organizational permit in July 2014. However, the group has since been accused of promoting the establishment of a caliphate. (das)

Source: https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/02/15/supreme-court-upholds-disbandment-of-hizbut-tahrir-indonesia.html