Daughter of Indonesia's first president Soekarno arrested over alleged treason

Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, the daughter of the Indonesia's first president, Soekarno, has been arrested over alleged treason.
Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, the daughter of the Indonesia's first president, Soekarno, has been arrested over alleged treason. PHOTO: KOMPAS.COM/ROBERTUS BELARMIUS

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, the daughter of the country's first president, Soekarno, has been arrested over alleged treason, according to her lawyer.

"Yes, she has been arrested. Police officers arrived at her home at 5am and took her at 6am," Rachmawati's lawyer Aldwin Rahardian said on Friday (Dec 2), as reported by kompas.com.

Aldwin said he was accompanying his client, who was being questioned at the National Police Mobile Brigade headquarters in Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java.

Besides Rachmawati, Alwin also saw musician Ahmad Dhani questioned at the headquarters.

Dhani was reportedly arrested along with other activists, including Ratna Sarumpaet and Sri Bintang Pamungkas, at a hotel on Jl. MH. Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Thursday night.

National Police spokesman Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar confirmed on Friday that eight activists had been arrested for alleged treason.