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Call For Support: Press Indocement To Meet Demands Of Fisherfolk Of Rampa

Published by MAC on 2004-06-15
Source: Friends of the Earth International ()

CALL FOR SUPPORT: PRESS INDOCEMENT TO MEET DEMANDS OF FISHERFOLK OF RAMPA

June 2004

The fishing community of Rampa, in South Kalimantan, Indonesia are demanding that a cement company removes the waste rock which it has deposited in their fishing grounds. The Indonesian cement company, PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa, and its German parent company Heidelberg Cement Group, are refusing to listen to them. The livelihoods of several thousand local people are at stake. 2 fishermen and 3 local activists have been arrested but released on bail after the most recent protests in their 2-year struggle. WALHI/FoE Indonesia is asking for letters to be sent to the German Embassy in Jakarta and to the Indonesian Environment Minister.

For more information see Friends of the Earth International cyberaction page at http://www.foei.org/cyberaction/rampa.php. Bahasa Indonesia readers only see: http://www.walhi.or.id/kampanye/cemar/industri/040623_sa-rampa_li2/

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