The second session brought two Indonesians: Katjasungkana, already mentioned above and Dr. Todung Mulya Lubis. The last defined some of the major issues in human rights problems: Papua, East Timor, Aceh, but also 1965-1966: in all these cases the perpetrators are still free, no victims are recognised, or indeed very few. There is a Reconciliation Bill under debate at the Indonesian pariliament for the year 2015, but the organisation Kontras has seen the draft and concluded that there it soo much sympathy for nice words and no real attack on the perpetrators. KOMHAMNAS has written an open and honest report about 1965-1966, but the perpetrators are still part of the government. An ad hoc tribunal like the Yugoslavia Tribunal will not be possible. The only way out is a somewhat hybrid national-international unofficial tribunal.
Until now only Abdurrachman Wahid has given public apology, but no general has appeared for the sessions of KOMHAMNAS. There are many other problems in the country: corruption, reformation, the political future of Papua.
Left: Dr. Todung Mulya Lubis; centre: Nursyahbani Katjasungkana. Sitting under the enormous pulpit of this (former) Protestant Church
Jerry van Klinken discussed the publication by Mery Kolimon and other from Kupang about the position of women, whose husband were killed/executed for being communists. They had and still have much problems in living in West Timor: Forbidden memories. Last presentation was by Martijn Eickhoff from NIOD the Dutch centre for study about World War II. He joined a team to search in Semarang for mass graves and rituals now performed in these places.