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).
Hard-Line Militia & Vigilante Groups
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.