June 19, 2020, 05.20 PM

Usman noted that the case reflected the increasing threats to freedom of speech. “Their actions will backfire and cost them the public’s trust,” he added. “The National Police’s credibility will be questioned as it is unconstitutional.”

Summons to intimidate the public

Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation [YLBHI] head Asfinawati said the police have overreacted. “The police should summon or arrest an individual for legal process, not coercion or other purposes,” she said.

The YLBHI said it is further investigating the case. 

(Writer: Devina Halim/Editor : Icha Rastika) 



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