Jembatan Besi

What is affected
Housing private
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 26 August 2003
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Indonesia
Location Jembatan Besi, West Jakarta

Affected persons

Total 7500
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution

Forced eviction
Land losses

- Land area (square meters)

- Total value
Housing losses
- Number of homes 2000
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Public order officials, Police, PT Cakra Wira Bumi Mandala, Betawi Brotherhood Forum
Brief narrative

Eviction: Jembatan Besi, West JakartarnrnThe mayor of West Jakarta, through its public order officers, and with the assistance of police, military, and gangs of thugs evicted around 6,000 residents from the 5.5 hectares at Jembatan Besi, Tambora on August 26, 2003. Some of the residents had lived on the land since 1994, although the majority of the community moved to the land during the economic crisis. The mayor claimed the land belonged to a private company, PT Cakra Wira Bumi Mandala.The eviction turned violent, with the security forces using teargas and firing shots as they entered the community. rnSource: HRW Report- Condemned Communities: Forced Evictions in

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