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Prabowo's Gerindra Party ready to stand by and protect FPI leader Rizieq Shihab

Detik News - June 17, 2018

Danu Damarjati, Jakarta - The police have issued an investigation termination warrant (SP3) on the pornography chat case involving Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Habib Rizieq Shihab.

Prabowo Subianto's Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) has guaranteed that Shihab can return to Indonesia safely.

"Of course, because there is no longer any threat of criminalisation", Gerindra's Legal and Advocacy Division head Habiburokhman told Detik.com on Sunday June 17.

Habiburokhman, who is also a lawyer, said he is ready to protect Shihab from efforts to threaten him legally. "I am just one of hundreds of advocates who are ready to stand by and defend him if there is a threat of criminalisation", said Habiburokhman.

"The Islamic community misses ulama [Islamic scholars] like Habib Rizieq who bring a freshness [to Indonesia]", said Habiburokhman.

On the question of the great leader of the FPI's return from Saudi Arabia, Shihab's lawyer Kapitra Ampera said that it would be Shihab who would make the announcement himself.

It is unclear however, when Shihab will announce his return to Indonesia. "Later Habib Rizieq himself will announce when he's coming home", said Ampera when contacted on Sunday. (dnu/imk)

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the article was Politikus Gerindra Siap Pasang Badan untuk Kepulangan Habib Rizieq.]

Source: https://news.detik.com/berita/4071810/politikus-gerindra-siap-pasang-badan-untuk-kepulangan-habib-rizieq.

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