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Jakarta Post

Victims seek financial support for medical expenses

  • Eny Wulandari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 23 2010   /  10:19 am

Members of group representing victims of terror attacks rallied Monday at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta to demand government help in funding their medical treatment.

Wahyu Adiartono, chairman of the Association for Victims of Terrorist Bombings in Indonesia (Askobi), said 30 percent or 200 people from the association’s 686 members came from low-income families and had suffered permanent injuries from a string of bombings between 2002 and 2009.

“They can’t afford proper medical care because the charitable institutions sponsoring their treatment cut off the funding once they leave hospital,” Wahyu said.

At Monday’s rally, bomb victims demanded the government deal with their plight in addition to hunting down terror suspects.

They also held a theatrical performance and handed out flowers and ribbons to commuters.
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