Indonesian Actions Cruel, Inhumane
The recent atrocity against the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia is inhumane. During the spread of riots throughout Indonesia, many Chinese Indonesians have been tortured, killed, and burnt to death. Their houses and shops have been looted and burnt. Hundreds of Chinese Indonesian women and girls as young as 11 years old were gang-raped in public by organized indigenous Indonesian gangs with alleged links to security forces. Human rights and women's aid groups have received telephone threats and even a hand grenade in the mail as a warning to stop the investigations and their aid to victims. So far, little has been done by the Indonesian government.
On Friday, we will remember those who have suffered in this struggle. We call on everyone with a sense of peace and justice to support the Chinese Indonesians.
Cheng Wang G
Qiutao Wang G
Chinese Students and Scholars Association