Indonesia/Aceh: HDC Statement on the JSC Verification Committee Report


BANDA ACEH, Indonesia, March 20 - The Henry Dunant Centre (HDC) welcomes and applauds the publication of the Joint Security Committee (JSC) Verification Committee Report on the March 3 incident involving the Tri-partite Monitoring Team in Takengon Central Aceh.

HDC supports the key findings of the report:

1.Further Investigation is required by the JSC to determine the exact causes of the incident and, specifically, those individuals responsible.

2. The Government of Indonesia's law enforcement agencies are asked by the JSC to take immediate action against those individuals who committed crimes against JSC personnel and property.

HDC hopes that the government authorities will communicate the results of their investigation to the JSC, and more widely within Aceh, to help maintain a peaceful and secure atmosphere, and to prevent such incidents from happening again.

Contact: Steve Daly
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