Sembalun landscape and some people are losing their rights to land at the foot of Mount Rinjani, NTB, Indonesia (2014).
Sembalun is the gate for the climbers who want to reach the Mount Rinjani, the third highest volcano in Indonesia. Sembalun got the blessing of fertility of Rinjani. Inch of land is so valuable, and be a source of life for indigenous people of Sembalun to Nusa Tenggara Barat dan Bali. And when the fertile land was taken away, then poverty haunt their life. Seven families lost their right for they own land. Now they can only hope to The National Commission on Human Rights.
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