AHL began working on the situation in the Moluccas in 1992, and since
1994 has maintained a partnership with Mena Muria Foundation (Netherlands).
An AHL funded report was prepared in 1996 by AHLís Karen Parker and
intern Rheeah T. Yoo, (then an undergraduate who went on to law school)
and circulated at the United Nations and elsewhere. AHL and Mena Muria
continue to present cases to UN special procedures and rapporteurs,
especially in light to the serious repression since 2000 and the presence
in the Moluccas of large numbers of the Laskar Jihadi, who have gone
on an anti-Christian rampage. We also wish to address the fact that
that key early UN documents involving the Moluccas case at the United
Nations Commission for Indonesia are still embargoed, which we discovered
in the preparation of our report and on a subsequent trip to UN headquarters
in New York.
Additional Reference Material
Republik Maluku: The case for