Timeline 2007-2008
Police and Tanah Runtuh clash again PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Police action

Date: January 11, 2007

Location: Tanah Runtuh, Poso City

Actors: Densus88, Brimob, Tanah Runtuh/JI members, residents

Event: Early in the morning Densus88 and Brimob arrive in Tanah Runtuh. They move immediately to Basri's parents house, but he is not there. In the second house they go to, they find three men on the DPO, Dedi Parsan, Anang Mayetadu aka Papa Enal, and Paiman aka Sarjono, as well as two other men. Dedi is shot and dies on the way to the hospital. Ustadz Rian is shot and killed in disputed circumstances. Large amounts of weapons are seized. All major suspects are still on the loose. Later in the day at a funeral for Rian, a police officer is beaten to death.

Source: ICG Report 2007, eyewitness interviews 2007-2008

 

 
Police and Tanah Runtuh clash, 15 killed PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Police Action

Date: January 22, 2007

Location: Tanah Runtuh, Poso City

Actors: Densus88 and Brimob

Event: Police again come to Tanah Runtuh, which is heavily fortified with posts and weapons. As they arrive shots come from one of the houses and kill policemen Rony Iskandar and wounding others. Police return fire. Basri's brother is killed. 14 killed in total on Tanah Runtuh/civilian side. It is suspected three of those killed were passing by and not connected to the DPO. Several family members of the DPO were killed. One man from Mujahidin Kayamanya is also killed. Twenty men are arrested, only two of which were on the DPO, Wiwin Kalahe and Tugiran. Major weapons caches are found.

Source: ICG Report 2007, eyewitness reports 2007-2008

 
Police release nine suspects PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Police action

Date: January 23, 2007

Location: Poso City

Actors: Police, nine suspects

Event: The police release nine men suspected of helping to defend the men on the DPO list, as they lack evidence against them.

Source: Kontras

 
More police are sent to Poso PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Police action

Date: January 23, 2007

Location: Poso City

Actors: Brimob

Event: Extra police, including Brimob (mobile police anti-riot brigade) are sent to Poso to help continue the search for men on the DPO.

Source: Kontras

 
Nasir Abbas confirms JI presence in Poso PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Statement

Date: January 26, 2007

Location: Unknown

Actors: Nasir Abbas, former head of JI's Mantiqi III division

Event: Nasir Abbas, now working with the authorities of Indonesia against Jemaah Islamiya (JI), releases a statement saying in fact that JI was operating in Poso.

Source: Kontras

 
Four policemen are investigated for mistreatment PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Legal action

Date: January 27, 2007

Location: Poso

Actors: Tedy, Rasjid, Cucu, and Asta Gunadi

Event: Four policemen are investigated for mistreating civilians in Gebangrejo during the January 22 police raids.

Source: Kontras

 
Protests in Palu for Densus88 to leave PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Protest

Date: January 27, 2007

Location: Palu

Actors: Solidaritas Rakyat (SORAK)

Event: Many different social organizations and youth groups protest for Densus88 to leave Poso.

Source: Kontras

 
Adnan Arsal asks 17 DPO to surrender PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Statement

Date: January 28, 2007

Location: Poso City

Actors: Adnan Arsal

Event: Adnan Arsal calls for the 17 remaining on the DPO to surrender to the police. Basri remains at large.

Source: Kontras

 
Police release 10 more suspects PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Police action

Date: January 29, 2007

Location: Poso

Actors: Central Sulawesi police, Poso residents

Event: Police free 10 of 24 suspects from the January 22 raids, leaving them on a probation.

Source: Kontras

 
Intelligence says men mobilize to get to Poso PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Police intelligence

Date: January 31, 2007

Location: Unknown

Actors: Police, TNI, Navy, Airforce

Event: Police intelligence shows that former Laskar Jihad fighters from Java are mobilizing to get to Poso by boat, disguised as fishermen.

Source: Kontras

 
Basri and Ardin are caught by police PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Police action

Date: February 1, 2007

Location: Kayamanya neighborhood, Poso City

Actors: Poso police, Brimob, Densus88, Basri, Ardin

Event: Basri and Ardin are spotted at a house in Kayamanya and the police are sent to catch them. Ardin shoots at the police, resulting in him being shot several times. Eventually both are captured.

Source: Kontras

 

 
Aat turns himself in PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Surrender

Date: February 2, 2007

Location: Poso City

Actors: Aat

Event: Amril Ngiode, aka Aat, suspected Tentena bomber, leaves his house with support of his family and neighbors and is turned into the police.

Source: Kontras

 
17 Protestant militants sent to Jakarta PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Police action

Date: February 4, 2007

Location: Jakarta

Actors: 17 suspected Protestant villagers

Event: The 17 suspected men of murdering two Muslim fishermen the day after the execution of Tibo, are flown to Jakarta for trial. They are tried under the new Terrorism Laws of Indonesia.

Source: Kontras

 
Six DPO are sent to Jakarta PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Police action

Date: February 4, 2007

Location: Jakarta

Actors: Basri, Tugiran, Wiwin Kalahe, Aat, Abdul Muis, and Ridwan

Event: Six men from the DPO are sent to Jakarta for prosecution.

Source: Kontras

 

 
Bomb goes off in Kasiguncu PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Bombing

Date: April 14, 2007

Location: Kasiguncu village, Poso Pesisir subdistrict

Actors: Unknown, police suspect men associated with those on the most wanted list (DPO)

Event: A pipe bomb explodes, leaving no casualties.

Source: Voice of America

 
Another bomb explodes in Kasiguncu PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Bombing

Date: May 22, 2007

Location: Kasiguncu village, Poso Pesisir subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: A bomb explodes by the field of Darsik Mewo. No casualties reported.

Source: Voice of America

 
Bomb explodes in Sayo neighborhood PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Bombing

Date: July 31, 2008

Location: Sayo neighborhood, Poso City

Actors: Unknown

Event: A bomb explodes outside the house of Ismail Akil. No casualties reported.

Source: Voice of America

 
Bomb explodes in Balinese village PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Bombing

Date: October 29, 2008

Location: Tri Murti village, Poso Pesisir subdistrict

Actors: Unknown

Event: A bomb detonates in a Balinese village. It was most likely in retaliation for the upcoming execution of the three masterminds of the 2003 Bali nightclub bombings, all from Jemaah Islamiya. No casualties were reported.

Source: Voice of America