- Title: Indonesian president seeks tougher anti-terror laws after Jakarta attacks
- Date: 26th May 2017
- Summary: JAKARTA, INDONESIA (MAY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) ****WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** INDONESIA POLICE CHIEF, TITO KARNAVIAN ENTERING NEWS CONFERENCE ROOM AND SITTING DOWN CAMERAMAN FILMING (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) INDONESIA POLICE CHIEF, TITO KARNAVIAN, SAYING: "Both of them (the suicide bombers), Ichwan Nurul Salam and Ahmad Sukri were in the network, and the results of investigation of our colleagues from Densus 88 (Indonesian Special Forces counter-terrorism squad) shows they belonged to cell of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) in great Bandung, and this group is responsible for what happened (in Jakarta). As we know, they are the prime supporters of ISIS (Islamic State)." REPORTERS LISTENING (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) INDONESIA POLICE CHIEF, TITO KARNAVIAN, SAYING: "Including three people that had previously been arrested, but we can't announce the result yet as we still have seven days to keep them in detention according to our anti-terrorism regulations, so we will announce the result later on." REPORTER TAKING PICTURE WITH MOBILE PHONE KARNAVIAN LEAVING NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 9th June 2017 16:46
- Keywords: Jakarta blast scene president of Indonesia revision of anti-terrorism law Jakarta bomb blast
- Location: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- City: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IH7PZ9
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged the government and the house of representatives on Thursday (May 25) to conclude work on the anti-terrorist bill in order to help prevent more attacks after a blast in Jakarta that killed three police officers and injured 12.
Indonesian police on Friday (May 26) arrested three people suspected of being linked to suicide bombings in Jakarta, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed three police officers at a bus station and wounded 12 others.
After visiting the site of Wednesday's (May 24) attacks, Widodo said Indonesia needed to accelerate plans to introduce tougher anti-terrorism laws to help prevent new attacks.
The proposals are likely to broaden the definition of terrorism, extend the period of detention without trial to three months from one week now and make it easier for police to make arrests of people suspected of inciting hatred, spreading radical content, as well as those undertaking para-military training or joining illegal groups.
Long-standing plans to reform Indonesia's 2003 anti-terrorism laws have been held up by opposition by human rights activists and political opponents who say the new laws could be used as a tool of repression.
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