Amnesty: MoU between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

(15 AUGUST, 2005)

3. Amnesty and reintegration into society

3.1 Amnesty

3.1.1 GoI will, in accordance with constitutional procedures, grant amnesty to all persons who have participated in GAM activities as soon as possible and not later than within 15 days of the signature of this MoU.

3.1.2 Political prisoners and detainees held due to the conflict will be released unconditionally as soon as possible and not later than within 15 days of the signature of this MoU.

Implementation History

2005

Full Implementation

As soon as the MoU was signed, the Indonesian government discussed amnesty for Aceh’s GAM rebels. It was reported that the government leaders met with the members of the House of Representatives for the approval of amnesty.1

As planned, the amnesty was announced on 30 August 2005 by a presidential decree. The general amnesty restored the social, political, economic and other rights of GAM leaders and members.2 

  • 1. "Indonesian lawmakers discuss amnesty for nearly 1,500 Aceh rebels," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, August 24, 2005.
  • 2. "Indonesia announces amnesty for Aceh rebels," Agence France Presse, August 30, 2005.
2006

Full Implementation

The amnesty provision of the accord was implemented in 2005. No further development on this topic is available. 

2007

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2008

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2009

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2010

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2011

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2012

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2013

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2014

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.