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Jakarta Post

Govt urged to respond to tribunal

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 23 2016   /  10:41 am

The International People’s Tribunal (IPT) on 1965 will move ahead with its fight for the rights of victims of the 1965 purge, despite the government’s dismissal of the tribunal’s recent report.

The warning was issued by human rights activists upon learning of the government’s rejection
of the issue, as indicated in comments made by a number of high-ranking government officials in recent days.

IPT coordinator Nursyahbani Katjasungkana said on Friday that the government would eventually have to respond to the Hague-based tribunal’s result because it would involve the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in the process.

After the IPT ruled on Wednesday that the systematic killing of people affiliated with the now defunct Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) in 1965 constituted a crime against humanity, human rights activists involved in the tribunal began planning ...