Indonesian Government Officialy Revokes HTI Licence

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Jakarta, MINA – Iindonesian government has legally disbanded Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) for alleged threatening national unity and the state ideology following the enactment of the Presidential Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) on Social Organizations.

Through the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Affairs (Kemenkumham), HTI is dissolved in the umbrella of Indonesian law. However, HTI is permitted to take legal action if they object to the revocation of its status as a legal entity.

The disbandment is written in the Decree of the Minister of Law and Human Rights numbered: AHU-30.AH.01.08 year 2017 on the revocation of Decree of the Minister of Law and Human Rights No. AHU-0028.60.10.2014 on HTI Legal Entity.

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The revocation was announced by Director General of General Law Administration (Dirjen AHU) Freddy Haris in a press conference at Kemenkumham Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (19/7).

“So with reference to the provisions of the Perppu, the status of HTI legal entity is revoked,” Freddy told reporters..

On July 10, President Joko Widodo signed Perppu No. 2 of 2017 on Community Organizations that allowed the revocation of organizational licenses by Kemenkumham without going through court proceedings.

The Perppu has been criticized by many parties, including Amnesty International, who called the Perppu is in contradiction to democracy, because it will only suppress freedom of association or organizing.

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Not only that, the Perppu is considered to indicate the government toward a “dictatorship” that will oppress its people.(L/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)