We have just received an urgent appeal by SMS from Katarina Pujiastuti, International Relations Officer for the National Liberation Party of Unity, PAPERNAS, in Indonesia. PAPERNAS presidential election candidate for Dita Indah Sari is at the venue under seige now and has appealed for urgent international solidarity.
A regional conference of PAPERNAS in East Java is now under attack from 100 right-wing militia claiming to belong to the Front Anti Komunis Indonesia (FAKI). The conference has been forced to stop but the participants have resolved to carry on with their legitimate agenda. FAKI is the same militia group that attacked the founding conference of
PAPERNAS in early January.
PAPERNAS comrades are asking for urgent messages of protest to be faxed to the Chief of Police, General Sutanto +62 818 315703.
Please pass this urgent request to any contacts you have who may help and post to any appropriate lists you are on.
Please send copies of messages of protest and solidarity messages to:
LATEST UPDATE: The right-wing militia have now broken into the conference venue and fighting is raging with the PAPERNAS conference participants right now.