No government has the right to mandate the injection of experimental substances into the body of its people. And so, Ted Hilbert and Fatoni Rahman are taking Indonesia’s President and Minister of Health to court to contest an executive order for mandatory vaccination.
On 31 December 2020, the Minister of Health, Budi Gunadi Sadikin said, in accordance with an order he had signed two days before, that the government would send a short message (“SMS”) to those who must get vaccinated: “People who receive notification via SMS blast are required to follow the implementation of the Covid-19 vaccination.”
However, Indonesia’s Covid injection campaign was only launched two weeks later on 13 January 2021. Sadikin said at the time nearly 1.5 million medical workers would be inoculated by February, followed by public servants and the general population within 15 months. Wikipedia’s page ‘COVID-19 vaccination in Indonesia’, has a detailed timeline of the roll out of Indonesia’s Covid injection programme.
The Ministry of Health’s executive order is in contradiction to Indonesian law which gives every person the right to obtain full, balanced and responsible information about health and the right to informed consent.
“The Plaintiffs have the right to request and obtain clear and accountable information and data regarding the risks and benefits as well as the effectiveness of vaccines so that the Plaintiffs can independently and responsibly decide about Covid-19 vaccination,” investigasi.org’s press release states.
A second aim of the lawsuit is to determine the effectiveness and safety of vaccines. Hilbert and Rahman conducted independent research from many global government sources, including the Indonesian government, and peer reviewed studies from reputable international journals and found, inter alia:
- The risk of Covid-19 has consistently been exaggerated by the wilful or incompetence of governments and advisors involved in vaccination to create fear in the public. This is a criminal offence.
- The Covid-19 vaccine does not prevent infection and transmission. In fact, from an epidemiological perspective, vaccinated people are a BIGGER source of transmission than unvaccinated people, meaning that vaccinated people are a BIGGER threat to public health.