At least 23 individuals from the Ahmadiyya religious minority in Gereneng village, in West Nusa Tenggara Province were evacuated by the East Lombok Police following an attack by dozens people from the same village on 19 May 2018. Starting at 11am local time, the mob destroyed at least six houses, four motorcycles, a local store and household equipment belonging to the members of the Ahmadiyya community. According to one of the victims, the mob also took her family’s jewelry and money. Victims of the attack, mostly women and children, have not yet been able to return to their homes.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Ensure the safety of the 23 Ahmadiyya members in Gereneng village and take steps to ensure that all other Ahmadiyya members in West Nusa Tenggara Province are protected from forced evictions;
- Ensure that all those involved in the attack against the Ahmadiyya community are brought to justice in line with international standards and that victims are provided reparations;
- Facilitate and guarantee the safe, voluntary and dignified return of the Ahmadiyya community to their homes, according to their wishes, and to provide assistance to enable them to rebuild the homes that were damaged or destroyed.
Contact these two officials by 3 July, 2018:
Head of West Nusa Tenggara Regional Police
Brig. Gen. (Police) Achmat Juri
Regional Police of West Nusa Tenggara
Jl. Langko No 77, Mataram
West Nusa Tenggara Province
Fax: +62 (0)370 633 152
Salutation: Dear Brigadier General
Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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