Evictions in South Sulawesi

What is affected
Housing private
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 16 October 2003
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Indonesia
Location Karuwisi, Makassar, South Sulawesi

Affected persons

Total 100
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details AHRC-Indonesia2003.doc
Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes 20
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Muis Harmunis
Brief narrative "On 16 October 2003, around 200 police officers from the Makassar Police knocked down 20 houses in Karuwisi, Makassar, South Sulawesi and 100 villagers were made homeless. This eviction was carried out following the decree of the Supreme Court that denied the peoples` appeal. The villagers have lived in Karuwisi since Japanese occupation. They have bought the land and have paid land/building taxes to the local government since then. However, since 1994, Muis Harmunis has claimed land ownership with an ownership certificate, although there is no documentary proof with the National Land Bureau (NLB) and Provincial Land Bureau. He has been intimidating the people in order to take the land with various means. It is alleged that Muis Harmunis has spent over 1.2 billion Rupiahs since 1996 to evict the people living in Karuwisi."

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