Media Alert

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Media Alert

02/04/2012

The much anticipated verdict in the case of PT. Kallista Alam & Former Aceh Governor vsWalhi Aceh (Friends of the Earth Indonesia) will be heard in the Aceh Administration Court tomorrow (03/04/2012).

 

The case has become subject to international scrutiny over the last week as illegally lit fires blazed a trail of destruction through Orangutan habitat in the Tripa Peat Swamp Forest.

 

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In the case of:

Walhi Aceh (Friends of the Earth Indonesia)

Challenging the legality Oil Palm Plantation Permit No. 525/BB2T/5322/2011

Issued by Former Aceh Governor to PT Kallista Alam

 

The basis of the challenge:

The permit allows the destruction of Tripa’s natural deep peat swamp forests

that are inside the Protected Leuser Ecosystem

Judges verdict is expected 10:00am

Aceh Provincial Administrative Court

Banda Aceh

Jln. Mohd.Thaher No. 25

Lueng Bata

Banda Aceh

Indonesia

10:00am Tuesday April 3rd – 2012

Attendance is invited

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Contact persons:

DeddyRatih, Walhi / Friends of the Earth Indonesia;

Mobile: +62-81250807757

Email: ube.hitar@gmail.com

 

YuyunIndradi, Greenpeace / Forest Political Campaigner;

Mobile:+62-812 2616 1759

Email: yuyun.indradi@greenpeace.org

 

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About endoftheicons

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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