Suara.com – Investigators from the Directorate of Cyber Crime (Dit Tipidsiber) of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the National Police have officially detained Ustadz Yahya Waloni. However, the person concerned is being transported to the Police Hospital, Kramat Jati, East Jakarta due to an enlarged heart.
Head of the Public Information Section (Kabag Penum) Public Relations Division Kombes Pol Ahmad Ramadhan stated that Yahya Waloni had been sent to the Police Hospital since yesterday night.
“The detention was carried out last night. His status has been detained, but because of his health he has been sent to the Police Hospital,” Ramadhan told reporters, Friday (27/8/2021).
Yahya Waloni was previously arrested by investigators from the Directorate of Cyber Crime (Dit Tipidsiber) of the National Police Bareskim at his residence located at Permata Cluster Dragon Housing, Cileungsi, Bogor Regency, West Java, on Thursday (26/8) yesterday afternoon.
Living in a housing estate, Ustaz Yahya Waloni is not known by the head of the RW because he never reports himself
He was arrested for the case of hate speech and blasphemy filed by the Love Pluralism Community on Tuesday, 27 April 2021.
After being arrested, Yahya Waloni was taken to the Police Criminal Investigation Unit at around 18.26 WIB.
The Head of the Public Information Bureau (Karo Penmas) of the Public Relations Division of the National Police Headquarters Brigadier General Rusdi Hartono argued that the determination of the suspect and the arrest of Yahya Waloni had just been carried out, namely because investigators needed to be careful in handling this case.
“The Indonesian National Police must be professional, speaking professionals must carefully do all of this. This is done, what is important is that all reports are responded to,” he said at the National Police Headquarters, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, Friday (27/8/2021) this morning.
In this case, investigators ensnared Yahya Waloni with multiple articles. The article that is suspected is the same as YouTuber Muhammad Kece who is also entangled in cases of hate speech and blasphemy with a maximum penalty of 6 years in prison.
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Both were charged with Article 28 Paragraph 2 Juncto Article 45A Paragraph 2 of Law Number 19 of 2016 concerning Information and Electronic Transactions (ITE) and/or Article 156a of the Criminal Code concerning blasphemy.
“Same (like Muhammad Kece). His behavior is relatively the same,” said Rusdi.
Call for the Arrest of Yahaya Waloni
Social media activist, Denny Siregar recently called for Yahya Waloni to be arrested immediately. The appeal was expressed via his Twitter account shortly after YouTuber Muhammad Kece was arrested with a similar case.
In his call, Denny Siregar also uploaded an old video of Yahya Waloni while lecturing. The video allegedly contains blasphemy content against Christianity.
“Learning the truth of the Koran, studying the lies of the Christian Bible. I was challenged or reported to Police Headquarters, right? I’m not saying the Christian Bible is fictional, but the Christian Bible is fake!” said Yahya Waloni in the video.