Antara, Jakarta – The West Kalimantan Police announced the arrest of three suspected terrorists that were captured in an operation led by the antiterrorist group Densus 88.
Terrorism & Religious Extremism
February 18, 2021
February 5, 2021
Dozens of Indonesian terror victims, mainly those from the Bali bombings in 2002 and 2005, were finally granted compensation yesterday, following years of struggle for financial support
February 2, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia has detained a British woman named in a list of global terror suspects and plans to deport her for visa violations, authorities told AFP.
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – The Indonesian government says it aims to purge the country's civil service of people who support or have links to Islamic hardline groups after revealing that h
January 27, 2021
Chaula Rininta Anindya – In November 2020, the East Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT) killed four residents of Lembantongoa village in Sigi district, Central Sulawesi.
January 25, 2021
Farouk Arnaz, Jakarta – The Aceh Provincial Police have arrested five men, including a local civil servant, for alleged role in a series of terror attacks and suspected link with global
January 22, 2021
Ben Fox, Washington – After an unexplained delay, the US Defence Department has announced plans to try in a military court three men held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who are suspected of i
January 21, 2021
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko has asked members of the public to back the President's Regulation No.
January 19, 2021
Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – The Indonesia government is pushing back against violent extremism by introducing a presidential regulation to allow civil societies and communities to
January 18, 2021
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – As Indonesia grapples with the impact of COVID-19, terrorism cells in the country continue to spread radical messages, actively seeking new recruits and plotting
Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Chairperson Asfinawati says that Presidential Regulation Number 7/2021 which was signed by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo earlier this
January 8, 2021
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Fana Suparman, Jakarta – Terrorist convict Abu Bakar Baasyir was freed from the Gunung Sindur Penitentiary in Bogor, West Java; on Friday morning, without a single s
Anthony Galloway – Phil Britten knew the day was coming when the alleged mastermind behind the Bali bombings would walk free.
Nava Nuraniyah and Jordan Newton – Today, Indonesian firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Bashir will walk free from prison.
Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Jakarta – Indonesia has released from prison Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, the suspected mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings and among the most notorious ext
January 7, 2021
Aisyah Llewellyn, North Sumatra, Indonesia – Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), the al-Qaeda-affiliated group that masterminded the Bali bombings in 2002, has found a new source of income – a netwo
January 6, 2021
Colin Packham, Canberra, Australia – The Indonesian government must ensure a radical cleric and suspected mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings does not incite more violence when he is r
Jakarta – Two militants linked to a 2019 church blast in the Philippines have been shot dead by police, authorities said Wednesday, as officers arrested scores of pro-Islamic State radi
Jakarta – The National Police's Densus 88 antiterror squad shot dead two suspected terrorists resisting arrest in Biringkanaya district, Makassar, South Sulawesi on Wednesday morning.
January 5, 2021
Jakarta – Terror convict and firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, who was closely linked to the 2002 Bali bombings, is expected to walk free this week after serving the bulk of his orig
Anthony Galloway and Stanley Widianto – Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne says the release of the alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, Abu Bakar Bashir, will be deeply d
Jakarta – The Indonesian Police on Tuesday told supporters of terror convict Abu Bakar Baasyir not to crowd his home or public places when the elderly cleric returns to his hometown in
December 27, 2020
After 18 years on the run, the Indonesian leader who orchestrated the Bali bombings has bared the inner workings of the terrorist organisation, revealing that charity boxes in food stal
December 18, 2020
Jakarta – The National Police have said 20,068 alms boxes in 12 regions were used to raise money and fund activities for the Jaamah Islamiyah terrorist group.