Tomorrow, The Civil Trial for Tripa Case Will Be Held In Meulaboh

Free Translation by Adji Darsoyo
Banda Aceh – The process of civil trial on the violation in Tripa Peat Swamp of the District of Nagan Raya by plantation company will be Proses persidangan kasus perdata terheld at the district court of Meulaboh on Tuesday, (27/11).

The Deputy V of the Ministry of Environment (MoE), Sudaryono, stated that the ministry has prepared its legal counselors, the State Attorney Lawyers, to accompany the civil process.
He explained that there are two companies filed for law suit by the MoE, PT. KA and PT. SPS-2.
But only one is processed in Meulaboh, PT. KA, while the case of PT. SPS-2 is filed in Jakarta Timur. “We refered to the addressed listed in the deeds of each company,” said Sudaryono mentioning that the first court session will be held on NOvember 27, 2012 in Meulaoboh District Court.
We hope to have the outcome of the trial as expected within the MoE’s lawsuit document. “The MoE filed a civil case. The crime case is still being evaluated by the Attorney General,” he said.
Still according to Sudaryono, the documents for the criminal lawsuit has been handed over to the Attorney General, so once it is considered for being complete, the Attorney General’s office will send P-21 to the District Court of Meulaboh.” He added, “This means that the whole court process will be held at the District Court of Meulaboh.”
The civil lawsuit has been filed by the State Attorney Lawyer on behalf of the MoE at the District Court of Meulaboh on November 8, 2012 under the case number 12/Pdt/2012/PN-MBO.


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The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia is in grave danger. Local politicians want to allow logging, mining and palm oil plantations in this vulnerable area. Sumatran orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers are already hanging on by a thread. They will not survive the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem.

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