Three Indonesians detained for allegedly joining Syrian militants

Three Indonesians detained for allegedly joining Syrian militants
Three Indonesians detained for allegedly joining Syrian militants

Three Indonesians detained for allegedly joining Syrian militants – The National Police has detained three Indonesian nationals deported from Syria for allegedly joining militants in the war-torn country, an official has said.

“It is true that three Indonesian citizens have been arrested for allegedly going to Syria [to fight with militants],” said National Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Rikwanto on Sunday as quoted by Antara news agency.

The three men identified as Tomi Gunawan, 18, a resident of Pekanbaru in Riau; Jang Johana, 25, from Bandung, West Java; and Irfan, 21, from Jakarta.

The three suspects claimed that they did not know each other, Rikwanto added, saying that they were all arrested in Syria on Dec. 5 because they had allegedly joined militants fighting the Syrian government.

The three men were deported from an Istanbul airport where then the National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad immediately arrested them once they had arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Banten, Tangerang, on Saturday.

All of them were taken directly to the police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters in Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java, for interrogation.

Source : http://www.thejakartapost.com/