• Burying the body of Professor Dayan Dawood, a rector of the prestigious Syiah Kuala University, who has supported demilitarization in Aceh since 1998.On September 6th, he was killed on his way home by unidentified gunmen.

    Burying the body of Professor Dayan Dawood, a rector of the prestigious Syiah Kuala University, who has supported demilitarization in Aceh since 1998.On September 6th, he was killed on his way home by unidentified gunmen.

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • Banda Aceh is the capital city of Aceh. Baiturrahman Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in Southeast Asia.

    Banda Aceh is the capital city of Aceh. Baiturrahman Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in Southeast Asia.

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • Women activists demonstrate in central Banda Aceh.They calling for more freedom and more rights.The Indonesian military broke up this peaceful demonstration. The women were beaten. Some escaped and some were arrested.

    Women activists demonstrate in central Banda Aceh.They calling for more freedom and more rights.The Indonesian military broke up this peaceful demonstration. The women were beaten. Some escaped and some were arrested.

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • Graffiti on the wall.Syiah Kuala University.

    Graffiti on the wall.Syiah Kuala University.

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • More than 500 people joined Dayan's funeral.It was raining heavily and a weeping woman says to me, "look, our Allah (God) is also crying because we lost Dayan."

    More than 500 people joined Dayan's funeral.It was raining heavily and a weeping woman says to me, "look, our Allah (God) is also crying because we lost Dayan."

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • Burying the body of Professor Dayan Dawood, a rector of the prestigious Syiah Kuala University, who has supported demilitarization in Aceh since 1998.On September 6th, he was killed on his way home by unidentified gunmen.

    Burying the body of Professor Dayan Dawood, a rector of the prestigious Syiah Kuala University, who has supported demilitarization in Aceh since 1998.On September 6th, he was killed on his way home by unidentified gunmen.

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • Dayan's wife and young daughter are weeping in front of his grave.When I was introduced to one of his sons- he said to me,"Please take pictures, when we cry. And, when you go back to your country, please show the pictures to your people."

    Dayan's wife and young daughter are weeping in front of his grave.When I was introduced to one of his sons- he said to me,"Please take pictures, when we cry. And, when you go back to your country, please show the pictures to your people."

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • "REFERENDUM"

    "REFERENDUM"

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • A tortured victim.Zainal Abidin hospital.

    A tortured victim.Zainal Abidin hospital.

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • A student stands in front of her University Hall, which was recently burned down.When I asked people, "Who did this?"They always answer,"A person who has no name "Syiah Kuala University.

    A student stands in front of her University Hall, which was recently burned down.When I asked people, "Who did this?"They always answer,"A person who has no name "Syiah Kuala University.

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • Marah Itu Politik  "Anger is Politics"A young activist grows tired and sleeps in the backyard.Due to the dangerous political climate, about 50 activists have fled.

    Marah Itu Politik "Anger is Politics"A young activist grows tired and sleeps in the backyard.Due to the dangerous political climate, about 50 activists have fled.

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • Nine people, suspected to be members of Free Aceh Movement (GAM), were abducted by Indonesian soldiers on August 19th, and executed.When their family members found the bodies, all the victims wereburied together.

    Nine people, suspected to be members of Free Aceh Movement (GAM), were abducted by Indonesian soldiers on August 19th, and executed.When their family members found the bodies, all the victims wereburied together.

    East Aceh, September 2001

  • Desapaired persons.

    Desapaired persons.

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • Drawn by a young boy living in a refugee camp.He painted what he saw in his village.

    Drawn by a young boy living in a refugee camp.He painted what he saw in his village.

    North Aceh, September 2001

  • I visited Zainal Abidin hospital.It was easy to find victims of conflict.I saw one little girl who was badly burned.When her village was set on fire by Indonesian soldiers, she could not escape. Some twelve houses were burned down.

    I visited Zainal Abidin hospital.It was easy to find victims of conflict.I saw one little girl who was badly burned.When her village was set on fire by Indonesian soldiers, she could not escape. Some twelve houses were burned down.

    East Aceh, September 2001

  • Drawn by a young boy living in a refugee camp.He painted what he saw in his village.

    Drawn by a young boy living in a refugee camp.He painted what he saw in his village.

    North Aceh, September 2001

  • A tortured victim.Zainal Abidin hospital.

    A tortured victim.Zainal Abidin hospital.

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • Drawn by a young boy living in a refugee camp.He painted what he saw in his village.

    Drawn by a young boy living in a refugee camp.He painted what he saw in his village.

    North Aceh, September 2001

  • A tortured victim.Zainal Abidin hospital.

    A tortured victim.Zainal Abidin hospital.

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • She is from the northern province, and works as a prostitute in the capital city. "I send money to my mother every month".

    She is from the northern province, and works as a prostitute in the capital city. "I send money to my mother every month".

    Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • The lake Danau Laut Tawar is surrounded by mountains.This is one of the most beautiful places in Aceh. In the past, it was popular with tourists.

    The lake Danau Laut Tawar is surrounded by mountains.This is one of the most beautiful places in Aceh. In the past, it was popular with tourists.

    Central Aceh, September 2001

  • AGAM soldiers during military training.

    AGAM soldiers during military training.

    East Aceh, September 2001

  • "Inong Balee" (Widow's Division).Some women joined AGAM, after their families were killed.

    "Inong Balee" (Widow's Division).Some women joined AGAM, after their families were killed.

    East Aceh, September 2001

  • This family has had refugee status since 1998.They built a new home in the refugee camp from plastic and paper.

    This family has had refugee status since 1998.They built a new home in the refugee camp from plastic and paper.

    East Aceh, September 2001

  • AGAM soldier.

    AGAM soldier.

    East Aceh, September 2001

  • The village was burned down earlier this year.

    The village was burned down earlier this year.

    North Ache, September 2001

  • Banda Aceh, September 2001

  • East Aceh, September 2001

  • East Aceh, September 2001

  • East Aceh, September 2001

  • East Aceh, September 2001

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