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Conflict Palm Oil in Semunying, Indonesia

Jail is the reward for Momonus and Jamaludin to defend their ancestral lands. For 12 years already these Semunying indigenous territories have been controlled by P.T. In Ledo Lestari. Their dense forest had been turned into a palm oil plantation landscape. Although they have been persecuted and abused in their ancestral land, their fight is not extinguished.

The film was screened at the Asia Reception at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York last week and it was very well received. The evidence from this case study has been used as a basis to sue the company mentioned and AMAN are appealing to the high court. Read AMAN’s statement here.