Enforce Visa Ban on Indonesia's Prabowo

Secretary of State Pompeo (AskPublicAffairs@state.gov)

"Given this man's history of terrible human rights abuses he should never be allowed into the United States!" Tena, Portland, OR, USA

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Prabowo Subianto is currently the Minister of Defense of Indonesia and reportedly will be visiting the U.S from October 15-19 . He is scheduled to meet with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper.  

For the past 20 years Prabowo has been banned from travel to the U.S. under laws that bar visas for serious violators of human rights. He is the former son-in-law of Suharto. He has been accused of involvement in rights violations in Timor-Leste, West Papua, Jakarta and elsewhere in Indonesia.

the Trump administration, which has embraced so many other authoritarian leaders, has now embraced Prabowo., a superspreader of rights violations with ambitions to run Indonesia in the spirit of the former dictator Suharto," Miller added. In 2001, Prabowo asked a reporter rhetorically "Do I have the guts. Am I ready to be called a fascist dictator?"

For more information: ETAN Backgrounder on Prabowo Subianto

See also ETAN condemns visa to Indonesia's Defense Minister Prabowo, calls him a "serial rights violator" not worthy of U.S. visit

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"Prabowo is a monster who seems not willing to stop at anything to gain power. He should be in a courtroom not the Pentagon." Andrew, Arizona, USA

"[Prabowo] was a human right violator in our country during Indonesian occupation on East Timor." Antonio, Timor-Leste

" I vividly recall Prabowo's assaults on human rights , including torture/kidnapping and killing of political activists both in Indonesia and in East Timor. I was Political Counselor at AmEmbassy Jakarta 1996-99." Ed McWilliams, New Mexico, USA

Prabowo Subianto

To: Secretary of State Pompeo (AskPublicAffairs@state.gov)
From: [Your Name]

We urge you to deny Indonesia's Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto a visa.

He is an unrepentant human rights violator who should not be allowed into the U.S.