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Indonesia: Stop intimidating participants in events concerning 1965 human rights violations

, Index number: ASA 21/6908/2017

Amnesty International is deeply concerned about attempts by the Indonesian security forces to disband internal closed-door discussions and public events relating to serious human rights violations that occurred 50 years ago, most recently a workshop organised by the 1965 survivors and human rights defenders in Jakarta on 1 August 2017. These actions are a clear violation of the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. President Joko Widodo must immediately end all forms of restrictions against public discussions in relation to the events of 1965 and ensure that the government starts listening to victims and others, instead of suppressing their voices.

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