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Landmark rights meeting ends without solutions

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 2 2018   /  12:33 am
Stand up for your rights: The mother of a human rights violation victim holds a picture of her son after meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Thursday. Jokowi met with the families of rights abuse victims who have held weekly silent protests, known as Kamisan, since 2007, to discuss ways to address and resolve past abuses. (JP/Seto Wardhana)(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Stand up for your rights: The mother of a human rights violation victim holds a picture of her son after meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Thursday. Jokowi met with the families of rights abuse victims who have held weekly silent protests, known as Kamisan, since 2007, to discuss ways to address and resolve past abuses. (JP/Seto Wardhana)A recent landmark meeting between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and survivors and families of past human rights abuses has met with frustration, as the meeting did not result in concrete solutions to the unresolved past atrocities.

For the first time since he took office in 2014, Jokowi hosted on Thursday a meeting with a group of 20 survivors and families of the victims of past human rights abuses who regularly participate in a weekly protest known as Kamisan.

In the one-hour dialogue at t...