THE NEW ORDER REGIME CONTINUED REPRESSIVE TO THE PRD's
ACTIVISTS IN HOUSE AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
The New Order regime is engaged in continued attempts to deal
blow at PRD members. The witch-hunt against them is being
carried on by its
repressive instruments, whose provocative acts are extremely
First, on 30th July 1996, the office of the Central Java
PRD and SMID in Jl. Tegalsari III/129 was ransacked by the
repressive apparatus. It failed to find any important PRD
fact, two nights earlier,the repressive apparatus employed
its Irian Jaya
thugs in an attempt to raid the office, but was aborted. Some
were to stay the night there were still awake. Together with
population they managed to drive them off from the office .
It turned out
that a van had been made ready to take them away.
Second, on 2nd August 1996,during another raid, combined
forces of the
repressive apparatus failed to find any PRD document. The
place had already
been made empty. What they could do was destroying all
clothes still left
there, which should have been taken away to safety. In
addition they also
managed to rob our computer. The computer had been entrusted
people, who had to hand it over to them after being
threatened with arrest. Afterwards the ransackers sealed the
office with something resembling a yellow strip, a hallmark of
Since then they have kept a close watch on the
Third, the repressive apparatus also made provocative acts
Wirayanti's (W) family. Organising thugs at the Terboyo bus
members of the Pancasila youth in this act of terrorism, they
house the target of stone-throwing. Many glass objects and
tiles belonging to the house were destroyed. They also
pasted leaflets on objects, on which they called on people in
neighbourhood to keep away from and keep a close watch on the
however, did not confine themselves to these acts. They also
parents to the police headquarters for questioning about W's
Fourth, an attempt was made to arrest Arie Trismana --
financial affairs at the central board of PRD. This was done
by way of a
raid on his uncle's house, which indeed was his hide-out at
Before they could find the house, the state instruments
mother away to the police station. The raid began as Arie was
his youngest cousin. At first he saw his mother coming to the
was followed by unknown persons. He immediately went to the
where he hid himself behind the door.
After he managed to slip off, he made a succesful escape by
the hedge, at the back of the house and subsequently hid
his uncle's chicken coop.
The hunting has also been carried out in university campuses,
PRD members still having the status of students being the
agents were present around the Diponegoro University campus.
A lot of students were picked to take part in the drive to
capture PRD activists. For this purpose para-comando units of
the Students' Regiment had been employed The impact of the
drive was most tangible at the Faculty of Letters and the
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, where there
were many PRD members among the students.
In another development, the head of the Dipayana University
the point home in a circular that if PRD should be declared
problems (with the government), students with a PRD membership
expelled dishonourably. Besides, he had called on PRD members
students to come and surrender . However, the call has
Come what may, we shall continue to stand consistently in
the front line
of the struggle in defense of the people, no matter the risks.
This is an
acceptable logical consequence.
EVER ONWARD, NO RETREAT!
A 7000 PAY,
A UNITED RESISTANCE, FOR A CHANGE!
A NEW PRESIDENT, A NEW POLITICAL PARTY,
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