Urgent Interventions

Indonesia: Follow up on case of Ms. Cut Rostina Ismail

Case IDN 011003.1 VAW
Follow-up to Case IDN 011003 VAW

Geneva, December 1, 2003

The International Secretariat of OMCT has received new information concerning the case of Ms. Cut Rostina Ismail who, together with her two children, had been arrested.

New information

According to a reliable source, Ms. Cut Rostina Ismail and her two children were released after OMCT’s appeal on their disappearance.

Brief reminder of the Situation

On September 21, 2003, the wife of GAM officer Teungku Ishak Daud, Ms. Cut Rostina Ismail, and her two children, a 2 year old boy and a 9 month old baby, were arrested in their house. Military operation spokesman Lt. Col. Ahmad Yani Basuki admitted that the military arrested Cut Rostina Ismail but claimed that she had been released the next day, and she and the children were brought to her parents-in-laws house in the village of Tepian Jaring Kuala. According to the spokesman the military had earlier received information that her husband was present at the house.

However, according to Teungku Ishak Daud, he was never aware of the whereabouts of his wife and children.


The International Secretariat of OMCT wishes to thank all those institutions, organizations and individuals who intervened on behalf of Ms. Cut Rostina Ismail, and her two children.