DEDEN SUDJANA

Jailed for try­ing to stop mur­der­ers

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Roni and War­sono – were beaten to death as police watched. Only 12 mem­bers of the mob were pros­e­cuted. Serang Dis­trict Court gave them jail sen­tences of just three to six months. Ah­madiyah’s na­tional se­cu­rity chief, Deden Sudjana, was se­ri­ously wounded in the at­tack and his car was torched. He was pros­e­cuted for in­cit­ing vi­o­lence be­cause he had struck the mur­der­ous mob’s leader, Idris bin Madanim. In Au­gust 2011, Deden was given six months in jail. The judge who convicted him is Su­martono. Ah­madiyah, a mi­nor sect of Is­lam, came un­der threat in In­done­sia af­ter un­scrupu­lous politi­cians and con­ser­va­tive cler­ics started ex­ploit­ing rad­i­cal Is­lam. On Fe­bru­ary 6, 2011, about 1,000 ex­trem­ists launched a pre­med­i­tated at­tack on an Ah­madi neigh­bour­hood in Cikeusik vil­lage, Ban­ten prov­ince. Three Ah­madis – Chan­dra,

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