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Refusing to Forget Munir

When: Sunday, 16 September 2012, 2pm – 4pm
Where: Amnesty International Korea Office, 3rd Fl. Geumag Bldg., 454-3, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, 1280954

We will hear from Indonesian human rights defenders Adit Satriya and Indria Fernida who both worked closely with was Munir bin Thalib (Munir), perhaps the most well-known human rights defender in Indonesia. Friday, September 7 marked eight years since Munir’s assassination and there are still a number of questions surrounding his death that remain unanswered. Munir challenged state corruption and impunity and the ongoing struggle to bring those behind his murder to trial is central to the task of protecting
human rights defenders in post-Suharto Indonesia.

In 2011 Amnesty International called for a new investigation into Munir’s case. There is a long way to go for justice to be realized, but thanks to the tireless efforts of human rights defenders like Adit, Munir’s legacy continues to inspire a new generation of activists in Indonesia and around the world.

Adit will discuss the case of his friend, Munir, as well as the work he has been doing throughout the Indonesian archipelago for the last fifteen years. We will also be joined live by telecast from Oslo by Indria Fernida who will discuss Munir’s case from an international law perspective.

Adit Satriya is currently studying towards his master’s in inter-Asia NGO studies in Seoul. He has worked as a researcher and human rights defender at both of Indonesia’s leading human rights organizations, Kontras (founded by Munir) and Imparsial Human Rights Monitor, and has also authored a number of works on contemporary human rights issues in Indonesia. As part of his work he has traveled to many places where human rights defenders face great risks for carrying out their work including Timor-Leste, Aceh, and Papua. Adit was a close friend of Munir Said Thalib and continues to give public talks on his friend’s life and the circumstances surrounding his death in order to raise awareness and bring about justice.

Indria Fernida is currently studying toward her master’s in the philosophy and practice of human rights in Oslo. She also worked in Kontras on the Commission of “The Disappeared” and Victims of Violence.

You can learn more about Munir here.
You can learn more about Kontras here and Imparsial here (most content only in Bahasa)

Wednesday, 07 July 2010
18:30 – 20:00
Amnesty International Korea Office
Assemble at top of the stairs, Exit 8, Hapjeong Station ~ subway lines 2 & 6
Seoul, South Korea

Extraordinary meeting on police actions during the G8/G20 Summit in Toronto which lead to 600 arrests.
A new member of our group, Kate has friends in detention awaiting trial. She will give us an overview about the situation and has invited a friend in Toronto to speak to us on Skype (to be confirmed). We will also discuss setting up a legal fund for victims and be accepting donations and watch footage of some of the arrests as well as discuss the temporary bylaw which was in effect for the summit which gave police special powers to arrest which is currently being challenged by the Civil Liberties Association.

Meeting agenda (subject to change):

What happened in Toronto? (Kate Manktelow)
Video footage of events
Implications for Korea (Tom Rainey-Smith)
Discussion with activist in Toronto via Skype (TBC)
Letter writing / online petition signing

Directions for those who are late: make sure you print the map and these written instructions as no one will be able to help you once the meeting is underway and it is a 10-minute walk to the venue.

1. Hapjeoung Station (Lines 2 & 6), Exit 8
2. Go straight from the exit to SK gas station (not the one directly in front of the exit)
3. You will see Namkyung Hotel (남경호텔) next to the SK gas station.
4. Turn right at Namkyung Hotel.
5. Go straight until you find Chef Bakery and Mini stop.
6. Cross the street and turn left.
7. You will pass  Time Store and Sera on the way from Chef Bakery and Mini Stop to get here.
8.  At the end of the street, there is Mangwonjeong (망원정) – pagoda type place,
9. Ai’s  office is on the 3rd floor of the building on the right side of Mangwonjeong.
10. 3rd Fl. Geumag Bldg., 454-3, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea 121-888