Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is scheduled to make an announcement on the launch of the non-judicial resolution of past cases involving human rights violations in Aceh on Tuesday (June 27, 2023).

He confirmed that after inspecting Palmerah Market here on Monday.

"Will do, of course," the head of state said.

He informed that his administration has tasked Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD, with looking into the history of past gross human rights violations.

Minister Mahfud said that the kick-off event for the resolution of the cases will take place in Rumoh Geudong, Pidie district, Aceh.

According to Widodo, the government has acknowledged human rights violations in at least 12 past incidents.

Three of the incidents took place in Aceh: Rumoh Geudong and Pos Sattis in Pidie in 1989, Simpang KKA in North Aceh in 1999, and South Aceh Jambo Keupok in 2003, he said.

Minister Mahfud said that law enforcement against human rights violations in Aceh will not cease, and it is currently being handled by the National Commission on Human Rights' ad hoc team.

The victims of the human rights violations are spread across many places, such as Russia, Germany, Papua, and more, he informed. Hence, Rumoh Geudong was selected as the place for announcing the resolution of the cases.

The minister further said that there were some infrastructures that were damaged during those incidents, such as houses and mosques, which will be renovated.

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