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Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups

September 2, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
KBR - September 2, 2019

Zae Baneza, Ulfia Dwi and Adi Ahdiat, Jakarta – On Sunday September 1 the police arrested a number of Papuan students in Jakarta on charges of treason (makar).

News ›› West Papua ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Radio New Zealand - September 2, 2019

Johnny Blades – Indonesian civilian militia groups are stoking tensions in West Papuan towns and cities after widespread protests across the region in the past two weeks.

August 26, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Coconuts Jakarta - August 26, 2019

Rizieq Shihab, the infamous leader of the hardline Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), says that he wants to leave Saudi Arabia – where he has lived for more than two years after fleeing po

August 25, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Jakarta Post - August 25, 2019

Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan called on the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) to "keep defending religion" during an opening speech he delivered at the mass organization's 21st a

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Jakarta Post - August 25, 2019

Jakarta – Jafar Umar Thalib, former leader of the now-defunct Laskar Jihad paramilitary group, died of a heart attack at the age of 58 on Sunday.

August 24, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
CNN Indonesia - August 24, 2019

Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan took part in dawn prayers during a commemoration of Indonesian independence and the 21st anniversary of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) at t

July 31, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
South China Morning Post - July 31, 2019

Amy Chew – Indonesian opposition leader Prabowo Subianto will play a "mediatory role" between the government and the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) if authorities refuse to renew the op

July 29, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Coconuts Jakarta - July 29, 2019

The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), one of Indonesia's most controversial civil society organizations (locally referred to as mass organizations or ormas for short), has been in a state

July 28, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Tempo - July 28, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – Golkar Party's Deputy Secretary General Ace Hasan Syadzily said President Joko Widodo (Jokowi)'s statement that the government would review the extension of the perm

July 19, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Tempo - July 19, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – The Law and Human Rights Ministry's director-general of immigration Ronny Franky Sompie said that there are no rules that prevent Rizieq Shihab from returning to his

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Jakarta Post - July 19, 2019

Jakarta – The government is considering whether or not to extend the mass organization permit for the Islam Defenders Front (FPI), a hard-line group with a controversial track record.

July 16, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
CNN Indonesia - July 16, 2019

Jakarta – The police have refuted a statement by Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) General Secretary Munarman who said that all criminal investigations against fugitive FPI leader Rizieq S

July 14, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Jakarta Post - July 14, 2019

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – Members of the 212 movement have expressed their disappointment over the reconciliation of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and losing presidential candidate Pra

July 12, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Tempo - July 12, 2019

Friski Riana, Jakarta – The head of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) legal aid, Sugito Atmo Prawiro, has blamed the Indonesian government for the current immigration hassle on the organ

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Tempo - July 12, 2019

Friski Riana, Jakarta – After blaming the Indonesian government for Rizieq Shihab's current situation, the head of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) legal aid, Sugito Atmo Prawiro, said

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Jakarta Post - July 12, 2019
Jakarta – The Islam Defenders Front (FPI) plans to raise money through crowdfunding to help its leader, Rizieq Shihab, pay a fine for overstaying his visa in Saudi Arabia, according to Sug

July 11, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Jakarta Post - July 11, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Agus Maftuh Abegebriel said Islam Defenders Front (FPI) head Rizieq Shihab would have to pay a hefty fine for overstaying in the Middle

July 10, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Jakarta Post - July 10, 2019

Jakarta – Although its mass organization permit expired on June 20, the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) has still not fulfilled the administrative requirements for an extension, the Home M

July 9, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
CNN Indonesia - July 9, 2019

Jakarta – Defense Minister (Menhan) Ryamizard Ryacudu still reminisces about his friendship with the supreme leader of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) Rizieq Shihab.

July 5, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Coconuts Jakarta - July 5, 2019

After its official permit as a civil society organization (referred to in Indonesia as "mass organizations" or ormas for short) expired on June 20, the hardline Islamic Defenders Front

June 27, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
CNN Indonesia - June 27, 2019

Jakarta – Thousands of people "safeguarding" a challenge to the 2019 presidential election result at the Constructional Court by the loosing presidential ticket of Prabowo Subianto and

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Detik News - June 27, 2019

Samsudhuha Wildansyah, Jakarta – Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) General Chairperson Sobri Lubis has called on supporters to prepare themselves for and take part in a long-term constitut

June 24, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Coconuts Jakarta - June 24, 2019

Technically, Indonesia's infamous hardline group the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) should no longer exist as a civil society organization (referred to in Indonesia as "mass organizatio

June 20, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Tempo - June 20, 2019

Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta – The number of people who signed the Change.org petition inhibiting the permit extension of Islam Defenders Front (FPI) has yet to reach its goal as the governm

June 11, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Associated Press - June 11, 2019

Palu, Indonesia – The flags hanging outside Anwar Ragaua's house have drawn warnings from police, but the wiry 50-year-old vows he's not taking them down.