Indonesia Court Disband JAD for Terrorism Activities

Indonesian prosecutors on Friday demanded death for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman.

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – South Jakarta Court ruled on Tuesday (31/07) to disband Indonesia largest Islamic State-linked organization Jamaah Anshorut Daulah (JAD) for terrorism-related activities. Beside the ban, the court also ordered the organization to pay Rp 5 million (US$349,650) in fines.

Judge Aris Bawono Langgeng stated that JAD as represent by  Emir Zainal Anzhori has been proven carrying out terrorism activities. “The court frezee JAD and all other organization affiliated with ISIS, ISIL, IS or DAESH and declares them all as forbidden organization,” he delivered  the verdict.

The verdict is in accordance with prosecutor demand on previous hearing on July 26 that JAD be disbanded and declared as forbidden organization for playing significant role in recent terror attach in the country, including Thamrin, Kampung Melayu, Samarinda church attack, and others.

During the trial, JAD was represented by Zainal Anshori, the Emir of JAD. Before, Aman Abdurahman, the group’s spiritual leader is currently on death row. JAD ‘s lawyer Asludin Hatjani said that the organization will not file an appeal on the verdict.

“After consultation with Zainal Anshori, we decide not to appeal,” he said by adding the party accepted the court’s decision although that the charge agains JAD has not been proven during the trial because the those who involved in terrorism act did not carry out their activities on behalf of JAD.

The organization carried out their activities based on their own initiatives and not based on an order from JAD, he added after the hearing, saying that Abu Ghar, a terrorist convict involved in Thamrin Attack carried out the crime based on the order from Rois, another member of JAD.

TIS Intelligence‘s terrorism expert, Stanis Riyanta said that the disbandment of JAD will make it easier for law enforcers to take action against radical group affiliated with ISIS, so it will make the group become sleeper cell. The verdict, he continued, will give allow law enforcers to arrest members of JAD as stipulated in the new terrorism law.
US$1: Rp14,300
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