INDONESIA: After 15 years of reform justice remains beyond the reach of victims of past human rights violations
Statement : The twenty first of May 1998 is celebrated by the Indonesians as the birth of reform in their country. It marks the resignation of the then President Soeharto who, at that time had been leading Indonesia for over 30 years. The road to this birth, however, was a bloody one. In May 1998 two gross violations human rights took place. One was the shooting of students by the military at Trisakti University in Jakarta on 12 May 1998. Read More...
INDONESIA: Police shoot two brothers to death in Medan, questions arise on the proportionality and necessity of the measure
Corpse of Selly Satria Aprianto (Kiki)
Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received the information from the Medan Legal Aid Institute (LBH Medan) concerning the death of two brothers from Medan, North Sumatera. The two brothers, who were suspects in a drug case, were shot to death by the police who claimed that they attempted to escape and attack the officers at the time of the arrest. Yet concern has been raised by civil society in the legitimacy of the claim of the police. Under the current setting, there is no legal mechanism in which the claim of justification of the use of lethal weapons can be independently challenged and reviewed. Read More...
Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from a local NGO, KontraS, regarding the shooting of four detainees in the Cebongan Correctional Facility by military officers. The shooting was an act of revenge by the officers for the murder of one of their colleagues which took place a couple of days prior to the shooting. In order to get in to the prison and the specific cell they were looking for, the officers assaulted prison guards and destroyed some prison facilities. There is a strong allegation that the shooting took place with prior knowledge of the police and the military. Read More...
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