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
Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
January 22, 2021
January 20, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The advocacy team for the police shooting and deaths of six members of the recently defunct group Islam Defenders Front (FPI) on December 7, 2020, has taken the
January 14, 2021
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security Mahfud MD said that the final report on the deaths of six Islam Defenders Front (FPI) members has reache
Jakarta – Banning all activity of the Islam Defenders Front solved nothing. There should be a strategic cultural design to address extremism.
January 11, 2021
Firebrand cleric Rizieq Shihab, leader of the now-outlawed Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), has been named a criminal suspect once again, further complicating his troubles with the law si
January 7, 2021
Afifur Rochman Sya'rani – The Indonesian government has officially banned the hardline Islamic Defenders Front (Front Pembela Islam, FPI) through a joint ministerial decree (SKB) on 30
January 6, 2021
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – The Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) has temporarily frozen bank accounts belonging to the recently banned Islam Defenders Front (
January 5, 2021
We're saving our shocked Pikachu meme for another day as the banned Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) announces that it is returning with an inevitable rebranding.
January 1, 2021
Jakarta – The press community is calling on Indonesian police chief (Kapolri) General Idham Azis to revoke Article 2d of Kapolri Decree Number: Mak/1/I/2021 on Obeying the Prohibition o
Jakarta – Islam Defenders Front (FPI) chairman Ahmad Shabri Lubis announced on Wednesday the establishment of a new mass Islamic organization, hours after the government banned the cont
December 31, 2020
Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid says that the government's decree banning, disbanding and halting all organisational activities by
December 30, 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesian government announced Wednesday it has included hardline group Islamic Defenders Front, or FPI, into the list of proscribed organizations, citing links to terror
Dian Septiari, Jakarta – The Foreign Ministry has said the German embassy staffer who allegedly visited the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) headquarters in Petamburan, Central Jakarta, is u
Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab is facing yet another criminal charge with the reopening of an old and controversial pornography case.
Jakarta – The government has decided to ban controversial hardline group the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) and its activities, saying that it has no legal grounds to operate as a civil or
Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Jakarta – Indonesia has banned the controversial but politically influential hardline group the Islamic Defender's Front, the country's chief security minister a
December 29, 2020
Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) aims to complete its independent probe into the deaths of six members of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) in January.
December 21, 2020
Jayanty Nada Shofa & Farouk Arnaz, Jakarta – The German Embassy in Indonesia has apologized for their recent diplomat's visit to the hardline group Islamic Defenders Front, or FPI,
December 19, 2020
Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) will seek further confirmation from experts regarding the gunshot wounds that reportedly killed six members of the Islam D
December 18, 2020
Jakarta – Hundreds of protestors from the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) and a group calling themselves the National Anti-Communist Alliance (Anak) staged a protest on Friday in Central Ja
Fadlan Syam and Niniek Karmini, Jakarta, Indonesia – Supporters of a detained firebrand cleric marched in Indonesia's capital on Friday to demand his release and justice for six followe
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The Islamic Defenders Front's (FPI) plan to stage the 1812 demonstration in front of the State Palace today, Dec. 18, drew many protests on Twitter.
December 16, 2020
Jakarta – President Joko Widodo must establish an independent fact-finding team to investigate the killings of six members of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) in the early hours of Monda
December 14, 2020
Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has summoned Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen.
Jakarta – Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen.