Indonesia remembers Munir

Indonesia remembers Munir

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Menolak Lupa – refuse to forget, slogan behind the Munir movement for justice for Indonesia’s “disappeared.” Photo courtesy ‘Anti Tank’ Indonesia. This week marked the ten year anniversary of the assassination of leading Indonesian Human Rights defender Munir Said Thalid, activists as well as ordinary citizens commemorated his death at events across the country, renewing calls for the Indonesian government to hold those responsible for his death to account. Munir was an outspoken critic of Indonesia’s armed forces during Suharto’s authoritarian regime (1965-1998), at risk to his own personal safety he brought to light human rights violations committed across the

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