INDONESIA: Ahmadiyya congregation in Lombok Timur brutally attacked and forcibly evicted

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME

Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-038-2018
ISSUES: Freedom of religion, Impunity, Right to remedy, Rule of law,

Dear Friends,

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the brutal attack and forced eviction of Ahmadiyya homes in Lombok Timur committed by anti-tolerant groups. The police and the local government failed to ensure protection for the Ahmadiyya. Up until present, there is no clear law enforcement committed by the law enforcement agency against the offenders.

CASE NARRATIVE:

On 19 May 2018, at 11 a.m., an anti-tolerant mob brutally attacked and forcibly evicted the Ahmadiyya congregation from their homes in Grepek Tanak Eat hamlet, Greneng village, Sakra Timur sub-district, Lombok Timur regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province (NTB). The attack has resulted in six houses being damaged, along with electronic equipment and four motorcycles belonging to the residents.

Subsequently, 24 Ahmadiyya members were evacuated to the East Lombok Police Office (Polres Lombok Timur). In front of the police the members were attacked again, and another house was damaged on May 20.

The aim of the attackers was to destroy all the houses belonging to the Ahmadiyya congregation and forcibly evict all the Ahmadiyya from Lombok Timur. The Ahmadiyya congregation had previously filed a report regarding threat and intimidation to the police, after which some dialogues between the two groups were conducted by the police, however, the dialogue failed to address the problem.

SUGGESTED ACTION:

Please write to the authorities listed below, asking them to ensure that the government, in particular the law enforcement agency, ensures protection for the Ahmadiyya congregation and also prosecutes the attackers. The National Commission on Human Rights must take a proactive role to ensure effective remedy, further the Minister of Religion must take initiative to lead the dialogue process among the religion and belief groups in Indonesia.

The AHRC will write a separate letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief calling for his intervention in this matter.

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SAMPLE LETTER

Dear ___________, INDONESIA: Ahmadiyya congregations in Lombok Timur Brutally attacked and forcibly evicted Name of victims: Ahmadiyya congregations in Lombok Timur Names of alleged perpetrators: Anti Tolerant groups Date of incidents: Between 19 and 20 May 2018 Place of incident: Grepek Tanak Eat hamlet, Greneng village, Sakra Timur sub-district, Lombok Timur regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province (NTB). I am writing to voice my deep concern regarding the brutal attack and forced eviction of Ahmadiyya homes in Lombok Timur committed by anti-tolerant groups. The police and the local government failed to ensure protection for the Ahmadiyya. Up until present, there is no clear law enforcement committed by the law enforcement agency against the offenders. On 19 May 2018, at 11 a.m., an anti-tolerant mob brutally attacked and forcibly evicted the Ahmadiyya congregation from their homes in Grepek Tanak Eat hamlet, Greneng village, Sakra Timur sub-district, Lombok Timur regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province (NTB). The attack has resulted in six houses being damaged, along with electronic equipment and four motorcycles belonging to the residents. Subsequently, 24 Ahmadiyya members were evacuated to the East Lombok Police Office (Polres Lombok Timur). In front of the police the members were attacked again, and another house was damaged on May 20. The aim of the attackers was to destroy all the houses belonging to the Ahmadiyya congregation and forcibly evict all the Ahmadiyya from Lombok Timur. The Ahmadiyya congregation had previously filed a report regarding threat and intimidation to the police, after which some dialogues between the two groups were conducted by the police, however, the dialogue failed to address the problem. Therefore, I respectfully request the government, in particular the law enforcement agency, to ensure protection for the Ahmadiyya congregation and also prosecute the attackers. The National Commission on Human Rights must take a proactive role to ensure effective remedy, further the Minister of Religion must take initiative to lead the dialogue process among the religion and belief groups in Indonesia. I look forward to your prompt action in this matter. Yours Sincerely, ………………. PLEASE SEND YOUR LETTERS TO: 1. Mr. Joko Widodo President of the Republic of Indonesia Jl. Veteran No. 16 Jakarta Pusat INDONESIA Tel: +62 21 3458 595 Fax: +62 21 3484 4759 E-mail: webmaster@setneg.go.id 2. Mr. Yasonna Laoly Minister of Law and Human Rights Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav. 6–7 Kuningan, Jakarta 12940 INDONESIA Tel: +62 21 525 3006, 525 3889 Fax: +62 21 525 3095 3. Dr. Mualimin Abdi SH., MH Director General of Human Rights Office of the Director General of Human Rights Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav. 6–7 Kuningan, Jakarta 12940 INDONESIA Tel: +62 21 5253006 Fax: +62 21 5253095 4. General Pol. Drs. H.M. Tito Karnavian, M.A., Ph.D Chief of National Police (KAPOLRI) Jl. Trunojoyo No. 3 KebayoranBaru, Jakarta Selatan 12110 INDONESIA Tel: +62 21 384 8537, 726 0306 Fax: +62 21 7220 669 E-mail: info@polri.go.id 5. Ms. Poengky Indarti Commissioner of the National Police Commission Jl. Tirtayasa VII No. 20 KebayoranBaru, Jakarta Selatan INDONESIA Tel: +62 21 739 2315 Fax: +62 21 739 2352 E-mail: secretariat@kompolnas.go.idskm@kompolnas.go.id 6. Professor. Amzulian Rifai S.H, LL.M, PhD Chairperson of Ombudsman of Republic of Indonesia  Jl. HR. Rasuna Said Kav. C-19 Kuningan (GedungPengadilan TIPIKOR) Jakarta Selatan INDONESIA Tel: +62 21 52960894/95 Fax: +62 21-52960904/05 7. Mr. Kahar Muzakir Chairperson of the Commission III of The House of Representative  Ketua Komisi III DPR RI  Gedung Nusantara II DPR RI, Lt I JalanJenderalGatotSubroto, Jakarta, INDONESIA Telp : +62 21 -5715566, +62 21-5715569, +62 21-5715864 Fax : +62 21 5715566 8. Dr. Susanto, MA  Chairperson of the Indonesia Child Protection Commission (KPAI) Komisi Perlindungan Anak Indonesia  Jl. Teuku Umar No. 10 Gondangdia Menteng Jakarta Pusat DKI Jakarta, Indonesia Tel: +62 21 319 015 56 Fax: +62 21 390 0833 9. Mr. Abdul Haris Semendawai Chairperson of the Agency for Victims and Witness Protection  Lembaga Perlindungan Saksi dan Korban (LPSK)  Jalan Raya Bogor KM. 24 No. 47-49, Susukan, Ciracas, RT.6/RW.1, Susukan, Ciracas, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13750 Tel: +62 21 29681560 Fax: +62 21 29681551 / +62 21 29681557 10. Mr. Ahmad Taufan Damanik  Chairperson of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) Jl. Latuharhary No. 4-B Jakarta 10310 INDONESIA Tel: +62 21 392 5227-30 Fax: +62 21 392 5227 E-mail: info@komnas.go.id Thank you. Urgent Appeals Program Asian Human Rights Commission (ua@ahrc.asia)
Document Type : Urgent Appeal Case
Document ID : AHRC-UAC-038-2018
Countries : Indonesia,
Issues : Freedom of religion, Impunity, Right to remedy, Rule of law,