Gov't Repatriates 106 Indonesian Hajj Pilgrims from Philippines

Fajar Nugraha    •    21 Oktober 2016 14:22 WIB
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Gov't Repatriates 106 Indonesian Hajj Pilgrims from Philippines
The hajj pilgrims will be examined by Indonesian officials (Photo: MoFA)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The Indonesian government has repatriated 106 Indonesian citizens who performed Hajj with illegal Philippine passports.

The Foreign Ministry's citizens and legal entities protection director Lalu Muhammad Iqbal said the first batch arrived on Thursday (10/20) night by Philippine Airlines PR535. 

The second batch will return home on Friday (10/21) night. They will use the same flight.

"They were released without charge," said Lalu in a written statement.

The hajj pilgrims will stay temporarily in Jakarta. They will be examined by police and immigration officials.


(WAH)