“The Cikeusik case is a caution of dire problems which pose threat over freedom of religion and belief,” said Executive Deputy Director of HRWG, Choirul Anam, today in Jakarta.
HRWG also plans of filling in accounts on any acts of violence committed against Indonesia’s Ahmadiyya since 2005. “Ahmadiyya suffer from more systematic acts of violence. If no efforts of prevention are made, we fear that more serious threats will be posed in the days to come,” said Choirul Anam.
Written reports and oral presentations will be brought before a session with special UN rapporteur on freedom of religion and belief. “The meeting is scheduled to take place on 10th of March 2011,” he said.
Granted that the report is ready, HRWG expects the International community will urge the Indonesian government to assure for protections over Ahmadi members.
The Cikeusik attack was ignited on February 6, 2011, by hundreds of angry crowd toward a group of Ahmadis who were at that time gathering in the home of an Ahmadi cleric, Suparman. Three men were slaughtered during the assault and seven others were severely injured.
Police have named 16 suspects from the case, one of which is a member of Ahmadi.