Sodong Mesuji Case

Sodong Mesuji case: Residents file 266 property rights certificates to court

Bagian 1 dari 3 Seri Sodong Mesuji Case

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 ELSAM, Kayuagung–The lawsuit trial of a palm oil company against residents of Sungai Sodong village at the Kayuagung District Court was once again held, with the agenda of written proof by the defendants. On the trial, the Public Interest Lawyers Network (PILNET), as legal counsel of four residents of Sungai Sodong village sued by PT Sumber Wangi Alam (PT SWA), filed 266 certificates of the customary property right to land as proof of the residents’ ownership over the disputed land. The certificates were evidence of customary property rights held by 266 householders, led by H. Syafei Hasan (Haji Jalang). They were signed by the subdistrict head […]

Witness in the Sodong, Mesuji case: PT. SWA and TMM are under one management

Bagian 2 dari 3 Seri Sodong Mesuji Case

Kayuagung, 23 September 2014 – Continuing the agenda of examination of witnesses presented by the claimant, on Tuesday, 23 September 2014, PT. SWA presented one witness in the court hearing. The witness presented was Anton Azhar, 59 years old, born in Medan. Anton has been a PT. SWA employee since 2003. In his court testimony, the witness stated that he knew about the community demands for plasma plantation, at which time Agung Sani and other inhabitants met the management and demanded the plasma plantation promised by PT. TMM. When asked by the legal counsel of the defendants whether PT. TMM and PT. SWA are under one management, the witness confirmed […]

The Sodong, Mesuji case: community lands are claimed by PT SWA

Bagian 3 dari 3 Seri Sodong Mesuji Case

Kayuagung, 7 October 2014 – After three sessions of examination of witnesses presented by the claimant (PT. SWA), on Tuesday, 7 October 2014, the defendants (inhabitants of Sodong village) presented their witnesses at the court. In the session chaired by Dominggus Silaban, SH. MH., the defendants presented two witnesses, who are inhabitants of Sungai Sodong village, Rudho Bagus and Zainuddin KN. The legal counsels of the defendants, from the Public Interest Lawyer Network, were also present at the court: Andi Muttaqien, Judianto Simanjuntak, Sandoro Purba, and Wahyu Wagiman. In his testimony at the court, Rudho explains that he owns a plot of land included in the disputed land with an […]