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Jakarta Post

SBY accused of fueling climate of impunity

  • Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 27 2013   /  07:42 am

International human rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to set up a human rights court to prosecute those allegedly responsible for the abduction of activists in 1997 and 1998.

The group said in a recent statement that the government was protracting the ongoing human rights violations and fueling a climate of impunity due to its failure to reveal the truth about what really happened to the missing activists.

“Amnesty International is disappointed by the Indonesian government’s statement that it would not set up a human rights court to try those responsible for the abduction and enforced disappearances of 13 political activists in 1997-1998,” the watchdog said in its statement.

“Enforced disappearance is a serious and cruel human rights violation; a violation of the rights of both the persons who disappeared...