Wanted dead or alive, but preferably alive: Minister

Justice and Human Rights Minister Patrialis Akbar said he appreciated the National Police’s attempt in eradicating terrorism, but said it would be better if the suspects were captured alive rather than shot dead at the site.

“I think, concerning the law and human rights, I really hoped they would be arrested alive,” Patrialis said Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.

The National Police have conducted raids in Sumatra and Java since February, detaining 58 suspects while 13 others, including Southeast Asia’s most wanted terror suspect, Dulmatin, were shot dead.

Detachment 88 antiterror squad have reasoned that those killed were all attempting to resist arrest.
Patrialis said he had talked with the National Police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri, who  guaranteed that the raids and arrests had complied with regulations.

However, Patrialis said terrorists caught alive would be more valuable to the antiterror effort.

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