Indonesia: arrest, violence during forced evictionsEvent
- Initial Date
- Nov 7, 2022
- Event Description
Repressive actions taken by members of the police occurred again, this time targeting the people of Kalasey Dua Village, Minahasa, North Sulawesi on Monday (7/11/2022). The action was marked by violent arrests, tear gas shots and insults to the public.
The Manado Legal Aid Institute (LBH) reported the incident, which said that 46 people were arrested, ranging from farmers, LBH public lawyers to students.
Director of LBH Manado, Frank Tyson Kahiking, stated that the repressive actions of the local police and Satpol PP were related to the evictions carried out by the North Sulawesi Provincial Government on land cultivated by farmers in Kalasey Dua Village.
"Since 10.00 WITA, the police and Satpol PP have forced their way into the farmers' land to carry out evictions. Farmers who refused to attend have blocked the road, but the police officers continued to force the demonstrators with repressive measures so that some suffered neck injuries. and left hand," Frank said when contacted by Suara.com on Monday (7/11/2022).
Then at 15.10 WITA, a total of 14 people were arbitrarily arrested, then taken to the Manado Police.
It was later reported that the number of people arrested had increased. In fact, it is estimated that the number reached more than 46 people and was taken to the Manado Police.
"Until now there are still several residents and students who continue to chase and be arrested by the Police and Satpol PP in a repressive manner using violence, even the Kalasey Dua Village Farmers Post was destroyed so that several students and farmers had to run into the forest to save themselves," said franks.
LBH Manado stated that the evictions were carried out by the North Sulawesi Provincial Government, in this case the Governor of North Sulawesi did not comply with the legal process.
"That the land is still in the process of cassation efforts and there has not even been a decision to carry out an execution," said Frank.
"However, the North Sulawesi Provincial Government used security forces with full firearms to force their way in and fired tear gas several times at the demonstration. In fact, one police officer was recorded as swearing at farmers," he continued.
Regarding this, LBH Manado together with the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) conveyed their urging,
- Stop Forced Evictions in Kalasey Dua Village, Minahasa.
- Withdraw the Police and stop intimidating farmers, students and legal assistants.
- Release the farmers, students and LBH Manado Public Lawyers who were arrested and taken to the Manado Police.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Other (e.g. undefined, organisation, community)
- (Arbitrary) Arrest and Detention
- Violence (physical)
- Rights Concerned
- Freedom of assembly
- Land rights
- Freedom of expression
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Right to liberty and security
- Land rights defender
- NGO staff
- Monitoring Status
- Event Location
- Event Location