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Jakarta Post

Government to proceed with settlement of Semanggi tragedies through House

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 26, 2020   /  11:25 am
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Protestors hold banners to commemorate the 600th weekly Kamisan protest on Sept. 5, 2019. Kamisan, a silent protest that has been held every Thursday since Jan. 18, 2007 by the Victims Solidarity Network for Justice (JSKK), calls on the government to take action to resolve cases of past human rights violations.(JP/Narabeto Korohama)

The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) have agreed to proceed with the settlement of the Semanggi tragedies following outcry over the attorney general’s statement that the cases were not examples of gross human rights violations. The two institutions will work under the coordination of the Office of the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister amid the government’s efforts to settle cases of past gross human rights abuses, including the Semanggi tragedies. "No statement was made that denied that the Semanggi tragedies were gross human rights violations. It is all still in the process [of further investigation and legal deliberation]," Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD said on Friday. Mahfud clarified that all parties were on the ...