World Rainforest Movement

Indonesia: Police Brutality in support of the Bima Gold Mine Project

The Indonesian police attacked a peaceful demonstration in SAPE Harbor on December 24, 2011, killing three persons and injuring at least twenty-nine others.

The protestors were members of Anti-Mining People’s Front (FRAT) and were demanding against the Bima Gold Mine Project, owned by Australian PT. Arc Exploration Ltd.. The undertaking will dismantle the agricultural lands and disrupt water resources with very harmful consequences on the environment and the lives of local people who are mainly fisherpersons and farmers.

An international letter has been signed in solidarity with the demonstrators who have been legitimately fighting for their rights and protecting the interests of their community (http://www.walhi.or.id/id/ruang-media/pernyataan-
sikap/2008-solidarity-statement-against-indonesian-police-brutality.html
).

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