At one of our Amnesty meetings we wrote Urgent Action letters to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection in Indonesia.
These letters were written on behalf of an Indonesian woman (whose identity is protected) in the Aceh province in Langsa, Indonesia. She was gang-raped by eight men who accused her of adultery and she is now at risk of being caned up to nine times. Our letters urge the authorities to end the use of caning in this province, as it is considered to be a form of torture and is a cruel punishment and is not up to the human rights standards set out in Indonesia’s Constitution and the 1999 Law on Human Rights.
Below is the letter that we wrote and if you would like to write a letter on behalf of this woman, please do so before the 23rd of June 2014.