2,500 Evicted in West Jakarta

What is affected
Housing private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 02 October 2003
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Indonesia
Location Kampung Sawah, Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta

Affected persons

Total 2500
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details AHRC-Indonesia2003.doc
Forced eviction
Land losses

- Land area (square meters)

- Total value
Housing losses
- Number of homes 520
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative "On 2 October 2003, 2,500 people of 520 houses in Kampung Sawah, Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta were forcibly evicted by the local government of West Jakarta. 4,500 security officers, police and civilian militia wearing black shirts and ribbons on their arms were involved in the demolition. The local government of West Jakarta plans to cleanse more settlements before the fasting month of Ramadan."

---Extract from Asian Human Rights Commission Appeal FA-39-2003 (http://www.ahrchk.net/ua/mainfile.php/2003/583/)and Update. (See attached document)
Costs €   0