But the Amungme Tribe never give up, so yesterday they submitted a lawsuit with the District Court of South Jakarta, where Freeport's representative office is located, to seek for US$ 32.5 Billion in material (US$ 2.5 billion) and non material damages (US$ 30 Billion)..
The Jakarta Globe quoted the tribe's lawyer Titus Natkime as saying :“ Previously, our lawsuit covered illegal land acquisition, environmental damage and human rights violations. This time, we have broken down our lawsuit and will first focus on land acquisition,” “Next month, we may file new cases of environmental damage and rights violations.”
Meanwhile, Freeport's PR Manager Budiman was quoted as saying “Previous lawsuits against Freeport making similar baseless environmental and human rights claims have been dismissed in both Indonesian and United States courts due to the inability of the plaintiffs to present facts to support their allegations ”.
I hope that this time the Amungme Tribe and their lawyers have sufficient evidences to prove their claims.