Oppose defence ties with Indonesia!
On Friday, 11 May - oppose defence ties with Indonesia!
New Zealand will resume military ties with Indonesia this month.
An Indonesian officer will attend the NZDF Command and Staff College course in Trentham which begins on May 14, 2007. Defence ties were suspended in September 1999 when horrific violence engulfed East Timor. The New Zealand government overlooks:
Timor-Leste’s Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation recommended that no state should resume military cooperation with Indonesia until there has been genuine ‘progress towards full democratisation, the subordination of the military to the rule of law and civilian government and strict adherence with international human rights, including respect for the right of self-determination.’
The New Zealand Government should heed this recommendation, instead of restoring defence ties with a military force emboldened by decades of impunity.
Demonstration at 12 noon, outside the Defence Headquarters, 204 to 234 Great North Road, Grey Lynn.
Organised by the Indonesia Human Rights Committee, for more information contact email.