Jakarta – On Monday November 18, the Metro Jaya regional police (Polda Metro Jaya) handed over six suspects charged with raising the Morning Star flag in front of the State Palace in August to the Central Jakarta State Prosecutor’s Office (Kejari Jakpus).
The six suspects are Paulus Suryanta Ginting (Surya Anta), Isay Wenda, Charles Kosay, Ambrosius Mulait, Anes Danoo Tabuni and Arina Elopere.
The hand over was carried out after the chief public prosecutor declared that six suspects’ case dossiers were complete or P21 – the final stage in a police investigation.
“Yes it’s true, the case dossiers have been declared complete. Today, the six suspects were transferred to the Central Jakarta State Prosecutor’s Office”, said Metro Jaya regional police General Crimes Detectives Director Senior Commissioner Suyudi Ario Seto when sought for confirmation on Monday.
Meanwhile, the head of the Metro Jaya regional police General Crimes Detectives Directorate State Security Sub-Directorate chief Police Commander Dwiasi Wiyatputera said that the six suspects were in a healthy condition when they were handed over to the Central Jakarta State Prosecutor’s Office.
During the hand over, said Wiyatputera, the police escorted the suspects from the Mobile Brigade Command Headquarters detention center (Rutan Mako Brimob) in Depok, to the Central Jakarta State Prosecutor’s Office.
“The prisoner escort team has already departed from Polda Metro Jaya for the (Rutan) Mako Brimob, then they will go together to the Kejari Jakpus to hand over the prisoners”, said Wiyatputera.
Police arrested the six suspects in relation to a protest in front of the State Palace on August 28 in which the Morning Star independence flag was flown.
One of the six suspects, Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) spokesperson Surya Anta Ginting, was arrested at Plaza Indonesia in Jakarta on Saturday August 31.
Police charged the six suspects under Articles 106 and 110 of the Criminal Code (KUHP) on makar (treason, subversion, rebellion).
The lawyers for the suspects submitted a pre-trial suit challenging their arrests with the South Jakarta District Court on Tuesday October 22.
The first hearing was held in Monday November 11 but the Metro Jaya regional police failed to appear and the hearing was postponed by two weeks until November 25. (dis/gil)
[Translated by James Balowski. The original title of the article was “ Berkas Lengkap, Polisi Serahkan Surya Anta ke Kejaksaan”.]