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Jakarta Post

Victims `may not get compensation'

  • The Jakarta Post


  /   Mon, September 14 2009   /  11:38 am

The Witness and Victim Protection Agency told families and victims of the 1984 Tanjung Priok massacre Saturday that it might be difficult for them to ask for compensation from the government. A commissioner from the agency, Lili Pintauli Siregar, said she could not find ways to get the government to pay compensation to the victims for the pain and loss they had endured because the case was turned down by the Supreme Court level and no perpetrators had been punished. "But the agency can provide victims and their families with medical treatments and counseling should they need them," she said. Anyone wishing to enjoy the facilities, she said, must first register with the agency and provide a letter from the National Commission on Human Rights stating that they were victimized by the incident. Coordinator of the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kon...