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Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups

November 1, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Jakarta Post - November 1, 2019

Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko has asserted that the government is not hampering firebrand cleric Rizieq Shihab from returning home to Indonesia from his self-exile in

October 27, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Jakarta Post - October 27, 2019

Jakarta – Anwar Congo, former leader of a death squad that is alleged to have killed thousands of suspected Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) members in Medan, North Sumatra, in mid-196

October 26, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Pos Kota - October 26, 2019

Jakarta – On Saturday October 26 President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo attended the opening of the Pancasila Youth's (Pemuda Pancasila, PP) 10th Convention and 60th anniversary at the Sultan

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
CNN Indonesia - October 26, 2019

Jakarta – Pancasila Youth (Pemuda Pancasila, PP) Deputy General Chairperson, Bambang Soesatyo, has stated that the organisation will take a tough stand against anyone who intends to di

October 23, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Suara.com - October 23, 2019

Reza Gunadha and Novian Ardiansyah – The 212 Alumni Brotherhood (PA 212) is calling on Prabowo Subianto to repatriate Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Muhammad Rizieq Shihab within

October 22, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Coconuts Jakarta - October 22, 2019

At times, during the presidential election campaign earlier this year, it appeared that Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab's unwavering support for Gerindra Chairman Pr

News ›› West Papua ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Antara News - October 22, 2019

Alfian Rumagit, Rahmad Nasutio, Jayapura, Papua – The Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) in Jayapura, Papua's capital city, expressed rejection to calls for jihad or fighting in the name of religion

October 18, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Coconuts Jakarta - October 18, 2019

There have been debates in recent months on whether or not controversial hardline group Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) should be disbanded, but one high-ranking government official has

October 10, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Radio New Zealand - October 10, 2019

Indonesia's West Papua police chief is making assurances that no jihadis have arrived in Papua.

October 7, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
Radio New Zealand - October 7, 2019

Johnny Blades – Jihadis are being encouraged to go and fight in West Papua by Indonesian Muslim hardliners.

September 2, 2019

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.

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).

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 – 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.

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

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
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.

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

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
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
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