The Embassy of Indonesia in Berlin, Germany continues to collect information of allegations of Indonesian citizens who are victims of neo-Nazi attack. However, until now could not be ascertained whether the victim of racial persecution were Indonesian.
This was conveyed by the Director of the Protection of Indonesian Citizens and Legal Entities Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Tatang Boedi Utama Razak when talking with VIVAnews.com, Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
Tatang said on January 9, 2012 Indonesian consular officials had visited the hospital where the victims of neo-Nazi groups were treated. “But it is not allowed to meet the victim because it is still in treatment,” said Tatang.
Indonesia Consular officials only found out an informal course of that hospital staff. “That the victim named Hafiz, but citizenship is not clear,” he said. After that, the consular officer continued to approach the hospital and get an answer that the victims were probably Moroccan citizens, not Indonesia.
Not only to the hospital, the Embassy also contacted the Berliner Morgen Post newspaper containing news of this persecution. “But also do not know for certain nationalities of victims,” he said.
Embassy, continued Tatang, also went to the police district Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. But local police officers requested to submit an official letter to the police special crime unit. “At this time the Embassy was waiting for official response from the police about the victim’s nationality dankronologis event,” said Tatang.
Furthermore, the Embassy again contacted police on Monday afternoon. “The police officer indicated that the victims came from Morocco as well as an indication that the reporter misunderstood about their citizenship,” said Tatang.
“But police could not confirm officially because the investigation is still ongoing and the German Law on privacy forbade them to remove the data.”
Representatives of Indonesia returned to Vivanti Friedrichain Hospital where patients who were treated reported on Monday. However, again the hospital can not provide exact data of patients who were persecuted by neo-Nazi group. Embassy party was not allowed to meet. “But the hospital had given indications that they will bring an Arabic translator tomorrow,” said Tatang.
In addition, allegations that the victims were Moroccan citizens is strengthened when local news media of Germany in the middle of the night to change details of the news that the victim was a young man of Moroccan asylum seeker who later called named Hamid Tahar.
“Embassy continues to work to ensure citizenship is concerned and take the necessary steps,” he said.
Earlier, the Iranian news website, IRNA said 23-year-old man who became victims of racist attacks in Germany it is the citizen. However, they did not write his identity.