Munir, one of Indonesia’s leading human rights defenders, died early on September 7, 2004, while flying to Amsterdam to continue his studies. An autopsy later revealed a massive dose of arsenic in his system.
The Indonesian government must ensure continued progress in a murder investigation that has been carried out in the face of continued threats and obstacles
After you’ve seen the video, if you are located in the United States please take action by asking your Representative to sign on to the letter urging restraint in renewing military ties with Indonesia. The letter cites the Munir case among other human rights abuses in Indonesia.
In addition to sending a letter, we also urge you to use your cell phone to send a text message to President Yudhoyono at +629949. The message should politely request that the president:
- direct the police to follow up on the recommendations of the fact-finding team
- create a new monitoring team with a strong mandate