Burhanuddin Muhtadi – The Islamic Defenders Front, a hardline group which was banned by the Indonesian government last year, has relaunched itself under a new guise.
Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
October 8, 2021
October 6, 2021
Jakarta – The criminal case against two policemen charged with the murder of four Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) members has been handed over to the court, the Attorney General's Office
August 30, 2021
Police clashed with supporters of Rizieq Shihab outside of the Jakarta High Court in Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta today, as the firebrand cleric saw his four-year sentence appeal turn
July 8, 2021
A'an Suryana and Nur Syafiqah Mohd Taufek – Facing a sentence that will see him behind bars till 2025, radical cleric Habib Rizieq Shihab will face problems bouncing back from the polit
June 24, 2021
An Indonesian court has sentenced hardline religious leader Rizieq Shihab to another four years in prison on charges of spreading false information about the results of his COVID-19 tes
Niniek Karmini and Dita Alangkara, Jakarta – An influential firebrand cleric was sentenced to another four years in prison in Indonesia on Thursday for concealing information about his
Jakarta – At least 200 supporters of Rizieq Syihab were arrested on Thursday, hours before the controversial cleric was found guilty of spreading false claims related his medical condit
June 18, 2021
Greg Fealy and Sally White – For almost four years, the government of Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has been steadily ramping up its efforts to roll back Islamist influence within Indonesia's po
June 3, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesian prosecutors on Thursday recommended a sentence of six years' imprisonment for controversial cleric Rizieq Syihab for allegedly lying about his Covid-19 test.
May 28, 2021
Andi Jatmiko and Niniek Karmini, Jakarta – An Indonesian court has sentenced a politically influential firebrand cleric to eight months in prison for violating health protocols by holdi
May 27, 2021
Jakarta – Firebrand cleric Rizieq Syihab was sentenced to eight months in prison on Thursday after a Jakarta court found him guilty of violating Covid-19-related social restrictions whi
Jakarta (Reuters) – An Indonesian court was set to deliver its verdict on Thursday (May 27) in the trial of a hardline Muslim cleric accused of breaching coronavirus curbs and inciting
May 17, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesian prosecutors on Monday recommended a sentence of 34 months in jail for firebrand cleric Rizieq Syihab, who is accused of violating health protocol during the Covid-1
April 30, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian police have arrested the former general secretary of a now-banned hardline group, the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), for suspected involvement in terr
April 28, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police have named Munarman, former general secretary of the now-disbanded Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), a terrorist suspect.
April 21, 2021
Firebrand cleric Rizieq Shihab has admitted to having written a statement refusing to have the result of his PCR swab test disclosed last year, when he was suspected to have contracted
April 7, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The National Police's Criminal Investigation Department has named two personnel of the Metro Jaya Police as suspects in the unlawful killing case of six Islamic
March 27, 2021
Jakarta – The investigation into the shooting of six FPI members must not stop at the perpetrators on the ground. This nation still has a deficit in the upholding of human rights.
March 23, 2021
Beritasatu, Jakarta – The East Jakarta District Court on Tuesday accepted a request by firebrand cleric Rizieq Syihab to hold face to face proceedings in his health protocol violation t
March 21, 2021
Kate Lamb, Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Jakarta – Indonesian prosecutors on Friday accused hardline Islamic cleric Rizieq Shihab of incitement and causing widespread violations of coronaviru
March 16, 2021
Jakarta – The much-anticipated trial of firebrand Muslim cleric Rizieq Syihab was postponed on Tuesday after judges at the East Jakarta District Court encountered internet connection pr
March 4, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The National Police Criminal Investigation Unit (Bareskrim) Director, Brig. Gen.
The National Police have charged six deceased members of the banned Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) over a deadly shootout in December, which one rights group said constituted unlawful ki
February 5, 2021
Yohanes Sulaiman – Firebrand and head of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) Muhamad Rizieq returned to Indonesia from his exile in Saudi Arabia on 10 November 2020.
January 22, 2021
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the planned reactivation of the Swakarsa Civilian Security Force (Pam Swa