A Campaign to Disrupt Peace in Aceh?
The Jakarta-based Aceh Working Group, a human rights organization, warns of a campaign to disrupt peace in Aceh. The group points to a spate of recent shootings which killed four people and injured several more, the rising illicit trade in small arms and light weapons (with most of the weapons going to members of pro-Jakarta militia groups in Aceh), and the high incidence of armed robbery in recent months. The Aceh Monitoring Mission, meanwhile, has dismissed speculations that the shootings are related to the recently-ended conflict.
“‘Systematic Attempts’ to Shatter Aceh Peace,” Jakarta Post, 15 July 2006.