President of the Republic of Indonesia through Presidential Decree No. 20 of 2019 granted the extradition request submitted by the Hong Kong Government for a French citizen named Mathias Hubert Marie Echene (Echene).
Director of the Central Authority and International Law (OPHI) of the Directorate General of General Legal Administration (Ditjen AHU) of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Tudiono, revealed that Echene is a suspect in a crime related to property management which is known or believed to be the result of a criminal act as regulated in the Act. Hong Kong in particular regarding the Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance.
"The extradition request was submitted based on the Treaty between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of Hong Kong for the Handover of Runaway Lawbreakers," he said in an official statement, Jakarta, Monday (16/9/2019).
The extradition on behalf of Echene to the Hong Kong Government took place at the Bali High Court on Thursday (12/9/2019) at around 13.00 WITA. Acting as the representative of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia was the Director of OPHI of the Directorate General of AHU of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Tudiono, himself witnessed by the ministries/agencies related to the handling of extradition and representatives from the Hong Kong Government.
"This handover shows a high commitment from the Government of Indonesia to actively participate in eradicating transnational crimes through international cooperation in the field of extradition, including with the Hong Kong Government," said Tudiono.
For your information, the smooth handling of extradition requests is the result of collaboration between the relevant ministries/institutions, namely the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Indonesian Attorney General's Office, the Indonesian National Police and the Indonesian Ministry of State Secretariat coordinated by the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights.