Supporters of defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto stand near a fire during clashes with police in Jakarta on May 22. Photo: AP

Indonesia riots: Islamic teachers linked to defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto told teens to take part, human rights chief says

  • Initial investigations by the country’s National Commission on Human Rights found religious teachers incited students to take part
  • Eight people died and hundreds more wounded in the riots last month, triggered by the re-election of President Joko Widodo
Topic |   Indonesia

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Supporters of defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto stand near a fire during clashes with police in Jakarta on May 22. Photo: AP
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People run as a fire burns during last week’s riots in Jakarta. Photo: Bloomberg
Karim Raslan
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Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

Indonesia riots: how peaceful protests against Joko Widodo’s re-election descended into violent chaos

  • Teacher Dita Hidayatunnisa tells of how she and friends narrowly escaped the wrath of rioters as darkness fell on Jakarta last Wednesday
  • Further fracturing of social fabric leaves country’s president with mammoth challenges in healing the nation

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People run as a fire burns during last week’s riots in Jakarta. Photo: Bloomberg
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