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Murder of the human rights activist Munir Said Thalib
P6_TA(2008)0126P6_DCL(2007)0098

Declaration of the European Parliament on the murder of the human rights activist Munir Said Thalib

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to Rule 116 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.   whereas in September 2004 leading Indonesian human rights activist Munir Said Thalib, founder of human rights organisations, died from arsenic poisoning on Garuda flight GA974 from Singapore to Amsterdam,

B.   whereas the report by an independent fact-finding team into the Munir Said Thalib case, ordered by the Indonesian President, has never been made public,

C.   whereas the only person to have been prosecuted in connection with the case, former Garuda co-pilot Pollycarpus Budihari Priyanto, had his conviction overturned by the Indonesian Supreme Court in October 2006,

D.   whereas in April 2007 Indonesian police arrested two new suspects for Munir Said Thalib's murder,

E.   whereas this murder was also meant to intimidate and threaten all other Indonesian human rights defenders and journalists,

1.  Calls on the Indonesian authorities to take all necessary action to ensure that those responsible for the murder at all levels are brought to trial and justice is delivered as quickly as possible;

2.  Calls on the Commission and the Council to monitor the investigation into the murder of Munir Said Thalib, including the ongoing trials of former Garuda executives Indra Setiawan and Rohainil Aini, as well as the review of the Supreme Court's decision in the Pollycarpus case;

3.  Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the Council, the Commission, the governments and parliaments of the Member States, the President of the Republic of Indonesia and the Speakers of the two Chambers of the Indonesian Parliament.

List of signatories

Adamos Adamou, Vittorio Agnoletto, Vincenzo Aita, Gabriele Albertini, Alexander Alvaro, Roberta Alma Anastase, Jan Andersson, Laima Liucija Andrikienė, Kader Arif, Richard James Ashworth, Francisco Assis, John Attard-Montalto, Elspeth Attwooll, Marie-Hélène Aubert, Jean-Pierre Audy, Margrete Auken, Inés Ayala Sender, Liam Aylward, Peter Baco, Enrique Barón Crespo, Alessandro Battilocchio, Katerina Batzeli, Edit Bauer, Christopher Beazley, Angelika Beer, Bastiaan Belder, Irena Belohorská, Jean-Luc Bennahmias, Monika Beňová, Giovanni Berlinguer, Thijs Berman, Slavi Binev, Johannes Blokland, Sebastian Valentin Bodu, Herbert Bösch, Jens-Peter Bonde, Josep Borrell Fontelles, Victor Boştinaru, Costas Botopoulos, Bernadette Bourzai, John Bowis, Sharon Bowles, Emine Bozkurt, Mihael Brejc, Frieda Brepoels, Hiltrud Breyer, André Brie, Elmar Brok, Paul van Buitenen, Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, Udo Bullmann, Ieke van den Burg, Colm Burke, Cristian Silviu Buşoi, Philippe Busquin, Joan Calabuig Rull, Martin Callanan, Mogens Camre, Luis Manuel Capoulas Santos, Marco Cappato, Marie-Arlette Carlotti, Maria Carlshamre, Carlos Carnero González, Paulo Casaca, Michael Cashman, Carlo Casini, Françoise Castex, Giuseppe Castiglione, Pilar del Castillo Vera, Giusto Catania, Alejandro Cercas, Giulietto Chiesa, Ole Christensen, Luigi Cocilovo, Carlos Coelho, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Richard Corbett, Giovanna Corda, Thierry Cornillet, Michael Cramer, Corina Creţu, Gabriela Creţu, Brian Crowley, Magor Imre Csibi, Ryszard Czarnecki, Bairbre de Brún, Arūnas Degutis, Véronique De Keyser, Panayiotis Demetriou, Gérard Deprez, Proinsias De Rossa, Marie-Hélène Descamps, Harlem Désir, Nirj Deva, Mia De Vits, Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Alexandra Dobolyi, Beniamino Donnici, Brigitte Douay, Den Dover, Avril Doyle, Mojca Drčar Murko, Bárbara Dührkop Dührkop, Andrew Duff, Saïd El Khadraoui, James Elles, Maria da Assunção Esteves, Edite Estrela, Harald Ettl, Jill Evans, Robert Evans, Göran Färm, Carlo Fatuzzo, Claudio Fava, Emanuel Jardim Fernandes, Francesco Ferrari, Anne Ferreira, Elisa Ferreira, Ilda Figueiredo, Petru Filip, Věra Flasarová, Hélène Flautre, Karl-Heinz Florenz, Nicole Fontaine, Glyn Ford, Armando França, Monica Frassoni, Duarte Freitas, Michael Gahler, Kinga Gál, Milan Gaľa, Gerardo Galeote, Vicente Miguel Garcés Ramón, Iratxe García Pérez, Patrick Gaubert, Jas Gawronski, Evelyne Gebhardt, Eugenijus Gentvilas, Bronisław Geremek, Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, Claire Gibault, Adam Gierek, Neena Gill, Robert Goebbels, Ana Maria Gomes, Donata Gottardi, Hélène Goudin, Genowefa Grabowska, Vasco Graça Moura, Louis Grech, Elly de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Lilli Gruber, Ignasi Guardans Cambó, Ambroise Guellec, Pedro Guerreiro, Umberto Guidoni, Zita Gurmai, Catherine Guy-Quint, Fiona Hall, David Hammerstein, Benoît Hamon, Malcolm Harbour, Rebecca Harms, Joel Hasse Ferreira, Satu Hassi, Adeline Hazan, Christopher Heaton-Harris, Anna Hedh, Gyula Hegyi, Roger Helmer, Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Edit Herczog, Jens Holm, Mary Honeyball, Milan Horáček, Richard Howitt, Stephen Hughes, Alain Hutchinson, Jana Hybášková, Monica Maria Iacob-Ridzi, Sophia in 't Veld, Iliana Malinova Iotova, Mikel Irujo Amezaga, Marie Anne Isler Béguin, Lily Jacobs, Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Mieczysław Edmund Janowski, Lívia Járóka, Georg Jarzembowski, Karin Jöns, Pierre Jonckheer, Madeleine Jouye de Grandmaison, Ona Juknevičienė, Jelko Kacin, Filip Kaczmarek, Gisela Kallenbach, Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann, Piia-Noora Kauppi, Tunne Kelam, Glenys Kinnock, Evgeni Kirilov, Timothy Kirkhope, Maria Eleni Koppa, Eija-Riitta Korhola, Magda Kósáné Kovács, Sergej Kozlík, Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis, Urszula Krupa, Wiesław Stefan Kuc, Helmut Kuhne, Sepp Kusstatscher, Joost Lagendijk, Jean Lambert, Stavros Lambrinidis, Alexander Lambsdorff, Vytautas Landsbergis, Henrik Lax, Johannes Lebech, Stéphane Le Foll, Roselyne Lefrançois, Klaus-Heiner Lehne, Lasse Lehtinen, Jörg Leichtfried, Jo Leinen, Marcin Libicki, Eva Lichtenberger, Marie-Noëlle Lienemann, Kartika Tamara Liotard, Alain Lipietz, Andrea Losco, Caroline Lucas, Sarah Ludford, Elizabeth Lynne, Jules Maaten, Linda McAvan, Edward McMillan-Scott, Jamila Madeira, Ramona Nicole Mănescu, Vladimír Maňka, Erika Mann, Helmuth Markov, Sérgio Marques, Maria Martens, David Martin, Hans-Peter Martin, Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez, Antonio Masip Hidalgo, Maria Matsouka, Manolis Mavrommatis, Erik Meijer, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, Emilio Menéndez del Valle, Marianne Mikko, Miroslav Mikolášik, Francisco José Millán Mon, Gay Mitchell, Nickolay Mladenov, Viktória Mohácsi, Eluned Morgan, Luisa Morgantini, Jan Mulder, Roberto Musacchio, Joseph Muscat, Riitta Myller, Pasqualina Napoletano, Robert Navarro, Cătălin-Ioan Nechifor, Catherine Neris, Bill Newton Dunn, Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck, James Nicholson, null Nicholson of Winterbourne, Ljudmila Novak, Raimon Obiols i Germà, Achille Occhetto, Vural Öger, Cem Özdemir, Gérard Onesta, Janusz Onyszkiewicz, Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Josu Ortuondo Larrea, Siiri Oviir, Reino Paasilinna, Borut Pahor, Justas Vincas Paleckis, Marco Pannella, Atanas Paparizov, Neil Parish, Béatrice Patrie, Vincent Peillon, Tobias Pflüger, Rihards Pīks, João de Deus Pinheiro, Józef Pinior, Paweł Bartłomiej Piskorski, Lapo Pistelli, Gianni Pittella, Francisca Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Rovana Plumb, Anni Podimata, Bernard Poignant, Lydie Polfer, Miguel Portas, Horst Posdorf, Christa Prets, Pierre Pribetich, Vittorio Prodi, Jacek Protasiewicz, Luís Queiró, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Vladimír Remek, Karin Resetarits, José Ribeiro e Castro, Teresa Riera Madurell, Frédérique Ries, Giovanni Rivera, Michel Rocard, Zuzana Roithová, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Dariusz Rosati, Wojciech Roszkowski, Dagmar Roth-Behrendt, Libor Rouček, Martine Roure, Luisa Fernanda Rudi Ubeda, Heide Rühle, Aloyzas Sakalas, Katrin Saks, José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Antolín Sánchez Presedo, Manuel António dos Santos, Daciana Octavia Sârbu, Amalia Sartori, Pierre Schapira, Karin Scheele, Carl Schlyter, Frithjof Schmidt, Olle Schmidt, György Schöpflin, Jürgen Schröder, Willem Schuth, Inger Segelström, Adrian Severin, José Albino Silva Peneda, Brian Simpson, Marek Siwiec, Peter Skinner, Csaba Sógor, Renate Sommer, Sérgio Sousa Pinto, Bart Staes, Grażyna Staniszewska, Margarita Starkevičiūtė, Dirk Sterckx, Struan Stevenson, Catherine Stihler, Daniel Strož, Alexander Stubb, Margie Sudre, David Sumberg, Eva-Britt Svensson, Hannes Swoboda, József Szájer, Andrzej Jan Szejna, István Szent-Iványi, Csaba Sándor Tabajdi, Hannu Takkula, Charles Tannock, Andres Tarand, Britta Thomsen, Silvia-Adriana Ţicău, Gary Titley, Patrizia Toia, Ewa Tomaszewska, Catherine Trautmann, Claude Turmes, Feleknas Uca, Elena Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, Anne Van Lancker, Geoffrey Van Orden, Ari Vatanen, Yannick Vaugrenard, Riccardo Ventre, Bernadette Vergnaud, Kristian Vigenin, Cornelis Visser, Dominique Vlasto, Johannes Voggenhuber, Sahra Wagenknecht, Graham Watson, Henri Weber, Renate Weber, Åsa Westlund, Jan Marinus Wiersma, Anders Wijkman, Glenis Willmott, Karl von Wogau, Corien Wortmann-Kool, Francis Wurtz, Luis Yañez-Barnuevo García, Anna Záborská, Jan Zahradil, Zbigniew Zaleski, Mauro Zani, Stefano Zappalà, Tomáš Zatloukal, Tatjana Ždanoka, Roberts Zīle, Gabriele Zimmer, Marian Zlotea, Jaroslav Zvěřina

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