Past eventResearch Event

Human Rights in Indonesia

2 June 2008 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Chatham House, London


Suciwati Munir, Human Rights Activist



In 2004, Suciwati Munir's husband, Munir Said Thalib, a leading Indonesian human rights and anti-corruption activist, was poisoned and died on a flight to Amsterdam. He had founded the Commission for the Disappeared and the Victims of Violence to focus on the disappearance of a number of human rights activists. The case was seen as a litmus test for human rights in Indonesia but the only person to have been prosecuted for Munir's murder had his conviction overturned by the Indonesian Supreme Court.

Since the ruling, Suciwati has openly questioned the competency of the Indonesian judiciary, police and parliament. She will discuss Munir's case and human rights in Indonesia.