[ETAN-key] Demo for JUSTICE For Suhartos Victims, Friday Feb. 1
John M Miller
fbp at igc.org
Sun Jan 27 16:19:20 PST 2008
JUSTICE For Suharto's Victims
Demand Accountability and Justice!
Suharto escaped justice, but others responsible for mass crimes in
Indonesia, East Timor, West Papua, and Aceh must be held accountable.
Where: Indonesian Consulate, 5 E. 68th St., Manhattan, New York City
When: Friday, February 1, 1 pm - 2 pm
Who: East Timor and Indonesia Action Network, RUMPUN, and others
Contact: ETAN, 718-596-7668; etan at etan.org
With the death of the dictator General Suharto on Sunday, January 27,
the world has seen a mass murderer escape justice and accountability
for crimes against humanity and corruption.
On Friday, February 1, we will demonstrate to demand justice for the
countless victims of the Suharto regime. Those who aided and abetted
his crimes must be brought to justice. The assets stolen during
Suharto's reign must be returned.
Those killed under the Suharto regime include:
* 500,000 to one million Indonesians in the aftermath of his 1965
seizure of power;
* 100,000 in West Papua;
* 100,000 to 200,000 in East Timor, which his troops illegally
invaded in 1975;
* Tens of thousands more in Aceh and elsewhere.
The generals, cronies and family members who carried out his orders
via massacre, torture and theft must be brought to justice. Assets
that Suharto illegally amassed while in power, which are estimated to
be worth between $18 and $24 billion, must be seized from those who
hold them and used to aid Indonesia's population.
The U.S. government, which directly supported and aided Suharto
throughout his tenure, must also undergo a complete accounting for
its role in backing the dictator. This support, which included
decisive military aid, was crucial to Suharto's ability to maintain
power. The U.S. must withhold further military assistance to
Indonesia, whose military operate within a pervasive culture of
impunity, until it fully adheres to international human rights
standards and subordination to the rule of law. The U.S. currently
supports Indonesia's military without legislated restriction.
For more information see <http://www.etan.org/>www.etan.org
ETAN welcomes your financial support. For more info:
John M. Miller Internet: fbp at igc.org
East Timor & Indonesia Action Network (ETAN)
PO Box 21873, Brooklyn, NY 11202-1873 USA
Phone: (718)596-7668 Fax: (718)222-4097
Mobile phone: (917)690-4391 Skype: john.m.miller
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