Amnesty International: Serious Human Rights Violations Don’t Just Confessions – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) acknowledged that there were 12 cases of gross human rights violations that occurred in the past. This was conveyed by the Head of State after receiving the report from the Non-Judicial Human Rights Violation Settlement Team (PPHAM) report at the State Palace, Wednesday (11/1).

Responding to this, Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid stated that the President’s statement is meaningless without legal accountability and justice for the victims. Therefore, the government must be consistent in recovering losses to victims of gross human rights violations.

“While we appreciate President Joko Widodo’s attitude in acknowledging the occurrence of human rights violations since the 1960s in Indonesia, this statement has been delayed for a long time given the suffering of the victims who were left in the dark without justice, truth and remedy for decades,” said Usman Hamid in his statement. , Friday (13/1).

He stressed that mere admission without trying to hold those responsible for past human rights abuses would only add salt to the wounds of the victims and their families. Simply put, President Jokowi’s statement means nothing without accountability.

“The government only chose 12 incidents as gross human rights violations, while actually ignoring the horrors of other well-known crimes, including violations committed during military operations in East Timor, the 1984 Tanjung Priok tragedy, the 27 July 1996 attack, or the killing of Munir in 2004, said Usman.

Not only past gross human rights violations, sexual violence that occurred systematically in various situations of past gross human rights violations such as from 1965-1966 to the time of military operations in 1989-1998, according to him, must be accounted for.

“This omission is an insult to many victims. The government ignores the fact that the investigation and investigation process has so far been half-hearted, including in four cases whose details were not disclosed in today’s statement, which led to the acquittal of all the accused in the previous Human Rights Court trial,” he said. Usman.

Therefore, if President Jokowi is truly committed to preventing the recurrence of gross human rights violations, the Indonesian authorities must promptly, effectively, thoroughly and impartially investigate, investigate, prosecute and prosecute all those allegedly responsible.

“If there is sufficient admissible evidence, sue them in a fair trial before the criminal court,” said Usman.

Previously, President Jokowi acknowledged that gross human rights violations had occurred in the past. “I have carefully read the report from the team to resolve gross human rights violations (HAM) formed based on Presidential Decree Number 17 of 2022,” President Jokowi said in a press conference at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (11/1). >

The head of state emphasized that gross human rights violations had occurred in Indonesia in the past. Jokowi deeply regrets this incident.

“With a clear mind and an honest heart, I as the head of state of the Republic of Indonesia acknowledge that gross human rights violations did occur in various incidents,” Jokowi said.

Jokowi said he had deep sympathy and empathy for the victims and their families. Therefore, the government is trying to restore the rights of the victims in a fair and wise manner.

In addition, Jokowi also promised that gross human rights violations would not occur again in Indonesia, in the future. Therefore, Jokowi asked the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD to oversee the government’s concrete efforts so that they could be carried out properly.
“Hopefully this effort will be a meaningful step for healing the wounds of the nation’s children, in order to strengthen the harmony of our nation within the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia,” Jokowi concluded.

The following are a number of cases of past gross human rights violations that President Jokowi has admitted.

1. Events 1965-1966,
2. Mysterious Shooting Events 1982-1985,
3. Talangsari Incident, Lampung 1989,
4. The Rumoh Geudong and Post Sattis incidents, Aceh 1989,
5. Enforced Disappearances 1997-1998,
6. May 1998 riots,
7. Trisakti and Semanggi I – II Events 1998-1999,
8. The Murder of the Shaman Shaman 1998-1999,
9. KKA Intersection Incident, Aceh 1999,
10. Wasior Incident, Papua 2001-2002,
11. Wamena Incident, Papua 2003, and
12. Jambo Keupok incident, Aceh 2003.