Indonesia: President must not undermine efforts to seek truth, justice and reparation for serious human rights violations

On 24 March, as people around the world mark the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, Amnesty International, KontraS (the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence) and KontraS Aceh are concerned about the ongoing failure of the Indonesia government to ensure that victims and their families receive truth, justice and reparation for the violations they have suffered. Our organisations call on the Indonesian President Joko Widodo to fulfil the government’s obligations under international law and his commitments – made on Indonesia’s Independence Day in 2015 – to “address past human rights violations so that future generations in Indonesia would not continue to bear the burden of history”.

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