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Indonesian Police Arrest Suspect in Burma Embassy Bomb Plot

20 December 2013

Police in Indonesia have arrested another suspect in a foiled plot to bomb the Burmese embassy in Jakarta in May, reports the Jakarta Post. Priyo Hutomo, aka Iyok, 22, was arrested on Thursday morning in Temanggung, Central Java, where he had been living with his aunt since June. His aunt, Mamik Sarminah, said he was sleeping when eight people claiming to be from the National Police came to arrest him. On Dec. 5, Sigit Indrajid, 23, testified that he led a group that networked over Facebook in a plan to attack Burma’s mission in the Indonesian capital in retaliation for oppression of Rohingya Muslims by the country’s Buddhist majority.