[Picture is of Dian Yulia Novi arrested in December, see below. Photo credit: The Australian]
An Indonesian woman working in Taiwan was arrested February 21 and deported on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State (IS, ISIS).
An Indonesian immigration official told Central News Agency Jakarta that the 34 year-old woman was put on a China Airlines plane, under escort, on February 22, and was arrested by an anti-terrorist police unit on arrival at Jakarta International Airport.
The official said that Taiwan’s government cooperated with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation in the arrest of the woman.
He said that several other Indonesian nationals living in Taiwan were being monitored for suspected ties to extremist groups.
In December, Indonesian police arrested 27 year-old former Taiwan-based maid Dian Yulia Novi, the night before she was due to attack Jakarta’s presidential palace with a homemade pressure cooker bomb.
The Guardian reported that Novi was radicalised online while working in Taiwan