North Jakarta

What is affected
Housing private
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 02 September 2003
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Indonesia
Location Sunter Jaya, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta

Affected persons

Total 945
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Forced eviction
Land losses

- Land area (square meters)

- Total value
Housing losses
- Number of homes 189
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Anton Tjahya Wikarta
Brief narrative

On 2 September 2003, 189 houses in Sunter Jaya in Tanjung Priok of North Jakarta were demolished by the security officers of North Jakarta local government. The demolition affected 550 urban poor people, who had paid millions of Rupiah of their hard-earned money in 1998 to buy the land for their permanent housing. The eviction was performed in spite of an ongoing court case over the land ownership between businessman Anton Tjahya Wikarta and the residents. After the demolition, Anton Tjahya Wikarta offered compensation equivalent to US to each resident, which is not enough to cover for those who lost their home and possessions. Extract from Asian Human Rights Commission Appeal FA-39-2003 ( Update. (Documents attached)

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