Reja Hidayat – On the evening of Friday September 15 following evening prayers, retired Major General Kivlan Zen arrived at the headquarters of the Indonesian Islamic Students Movement (GPII) on Jl. Menteng Raya No. 8, Central Jakarta.
Freedom of Speech & Expression
Arkhelaus W., Jakarta – Retired Major General Kivlan Zen admits to meeting with Anti-Communist Student and Youth Alliance (Aliansi Mahasiswa dan Pemuda Anti Komunis) coordinator Rahmat Imran prior to the attack on the 1965 historical seminar at the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) offices.
Arif Hulwan Muzayyin, Jakarta – Efforts by the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) and the Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) to set history straight with regard to the alleged September 30 Movement-Indonesian Communist Party (G30S-PKI) coup in 1965 are being seen by some as resurgence of communist ideas and a violation of the law.
Dwi Andayani, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) and the Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) believe there is a link between yesterday evening’s attack on the their offices and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo statement about “clobbering the PKI”. The remark is seen as prone to misuse.
Ambaranie Nadia Kemala Movanita, Jakarta – Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace chairperson Hendardi believes that efforts to uncover the history of the 1965 affair are often used as an excuse by certain parties to blow up the issue of an alleged revival of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI).
Dwi Andayani, Noval Dwinuary Antoni, Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) advocacy head Muhammad Isnur says that retired Major General Kivlan Zen and Presidium 313 member Rahmat Himran were behind the attack on the LBH Jakarta offices yesterday evening.
Chitra Paramaesti, Jakarta – The Red-and-White Militia (LMP) have been making speeches without a permit and causing an uproar in front of the Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) offices in Central Jakarta.
Arkhelaus W., Jakarta – Police have closed down a 1965 history seminar organised by the Forum 65 that was to be held at the Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) offices on the afternoon of Saturday September 16.
Selamat Saragih – Hundreds of activists who disagree with the banned Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) issue being raised again have taken part in a wave of protests at the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) offices on Jl. Diponegoro in Central Jakarta.
Fabian Januarius Kuwado, Jakarta – Amnesty International regrets the police’s closure of a seminar titled Revealing Historical Truths 1965/1966 that was to be held at the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) offices in Central Jakarta on Saturday September 19.