Activists: No Human Rights Progress in Two Years PDF Afdrukken E-mailadres
maandag 17 oktober 2016 06:30

antarafoto-aksi-solidaritas-kontras-050816Jakarta. Human rights activists have slammed the president saying he has not fulfilled campaign promises of investigation past cases of rights abuses, rights leaders said on the two year anniversary of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's inauguration.

Jokowi has no historical links with any of the incidents, leading many activists and the families of victims to support the then-Jakarta governor during his campaign hoping he would resolve the cases once elected.

Those hopes are now fading, with Jokowi's administration moving slowly on the cases, with some officials tipping "national reconciliation."

This process, activists say, does not provide legal certainty for victims and their families.

"There's no single case of human rights violations resolved to date. There's no progress at all," Haris Azhar, coordinator at rights group Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS), said on Friday (14/10).

Long term investigations from KontraS has resulted in reports on past cases of "gross human rights abuses" across the country.

"No one has been able to deny the dossiers. But almost nothing has been done by the government to resolve the matter," human rights activist Usman Hamid said.

The reports have been submitted to the Attorney General, but are yet to result in any meaningful further investigation.

"Unsettled cases of violence in the past would only lead to more violent incidents in the future," United Nations human rights council special rapporteur for North Korea Marzuki Darusman said.