INDONESIA: Open Letter of Solidarity with Jon Sondang Pakpahan


The Filler collective endorses this open letter of solidarity,
originally published by Kontra Media on 02.17.22


As is well known, and the news is already in the mainstream media that combatant Jon Sondang Pakpahan was arrested by police in connection with the molotov throwing to Polantas Post in Kolong Tol Jatiwarna, Bekasi City on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 in the early hours of Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

The action is an effort of solidarity with the citizens of Wadas in Central Java who were affected by the Bener Dam project by the Government of Indonesia. The action was also a form of protest against the Indonesian state that committed violence against Wadas citizens through its police officers.

However, since we got the news of Jon’s arrest until now, we have difficulty getting access to advocacy, especially from the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI). That’s because Jon isn’t from any organization. Although Jon is currently accompanied by his own brother, YLBHI should not refuse to accompany Jon on the basis that he is not a member of any collective or organization considering it is his right as an individual to get legal assistance.

We need to understand together, what Jon did, by throwing molotov at the post that belongs to the state is not comparable to what the state has damaged the Wadas area and it also makes its citizens suffer. Whether collective solidarity or individual solidarity, both are equal in our eyes. What other imagery needs to be maintained in the Wadas area? Wadas is broken, and it is the state that is destroying it. Direct your anger to the country.

Therefore, we are in solidarity with Jon, from local to international, to urge YLBHI and its derivatives to accompany each collective or individual who has difficulty gaining access to the advocate. We urge YLBHI to assist Jon and similar cases that may occur in the future.

Collectives and individuals who are in solidarity with the combatant, Jon.

Internasional:
Filler PGH (AS)
Radical Graffiti (AS & Eropa)
Anarcho Nijntje (Belanda)
Brandalism_nl (Belanda)
Julian Langer (Britania Raya)
Anarchist Black Cross Copenhagen (Denmark)
Bandilang Itim (Filipina)
Magsalin (Filipina)
Maria (Filipina)
Mulungu Collective (Istanbul)
High from Glue (Jerman)
Anarchist Imagination (Nowhere)
Eugene Lazarenko (Rusia)
8bitpixeldomina (Spanyol)

Lokal:
Luzzel (Bandung)
M.A.F ISBI & Teater Akar Rumput (Bandung)
Masrumxx (Bandung)
OPS (Bandung)
BOKSI (Bogor Depok Bekasi)
Himapot (Ciamis)
Konga (Gorontalo)
LPM Merah Maron UNG (Gorontalo)
LPM Humanika IAIN Sultan Amai (Gorontalo)
Dengansegalaproblema (Lampung)
Diogenes (Nusantara)
Individu Merdeka (Nusantara)
Kontra-Media (Nusantara)
Okupasi Ruang (Nusantara)
Palang Hitam (Nusantara)
Ramu (Nusantara)
Suicide Circle (Nusantara)
Unknown People (Nusantara)
East Priangan Student Union (Priangan Timur)
Lepas Arah Zine (Tasikmalaya)
Afiflo (Yogyakarta)


Surat Terbuka
Seperti yang telah diketahui bersama, dan pemberitaannya pun sudah ada dalam media mainstream bahwa kombatan Jon Sondang Pakpahan ditangkap polisi terkait aksi berupa pelemparan molotov ke Pos Polantas di Kolong Tol Jatiwarna, Kota Bekasi pada Rabu, 16 Februari 2022 dini hari.
Aksi tersebut adalah upaya solidaritas terhadap warga Wadas di Jawa Tengah yang terkena proyek Bendungan Bener oleh Pemerintah Indonesia. Aksi itu juga merupakan bentuk protes terhadap Negara Indonesia yang melakukan kekerasan terhadap warga Wadas melalui aparat kepolisiannya.
Namun, sejak kami mendapat kabar tertangkapnya Jon hingga saat ini, kami kesulitan mendapatkan akses advokasi terutama dari Yayasan Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Indonesia (YLBHI). Hal itu dikatakan karena Jon bukan dari organisasi mana pun. Meski saat ini Jon sudah didampingi oleh kakaknya sendiri, tapi tak seharusnya YLBHI menolak mendampingi Jon atas dasar dia bukan anggota dari kolektif atau organisasi mana pun mengingat itu haknya sebagai individu untuk mendapat bantuan hukum.
Perlu untuk kita pahami bersama, apa yang dilakukan Jon, dengan melempar molotov ke pos polantas yang merupakan milik negara itu tak sebanding dengan apa yang sudah dirusak negara terhadap daerah Wadas dan hal itu pun membuat warganya menderita. Baik solidaritas kolektif atau solidaritas individu, keduanya sama saja di mata kami. Citra apa lagi yang perlu dijaga di daerah Wadas? Wadas sudah rusak, dan negara lah yang merusaknya. Arahkan amarah kalian kepada negara.
Sebab itu, kami bersolidaritas terhadap Jon, dari lokal hingga internasional, untuk mendesak YLBHI dan turunannya untuk mendampingi tiap kolektif atau individu yang sulit mendapatkan akses pengadvokasian. Kami mendesak YLBHI untuk mendampingi Jon dan kasus serupa yang mungkin terjadi ke depannya.
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Kolektif dan individu yang bersolidaritas kepada kombatan Jon.


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