It has been more than four months since Warti, 42, was beaten by the men who invaded and demolished her village, but she still feels pain in her chest, arm and leg whenever she stands up, sits down or walks quickly.

“Until now, I am still injured, even though I have gone to the traditional healer seven times,” she says while sitting in her yard outside the ruins of Kampung Durian Selemak, a small agrarian village in North Sumatra, in early February.

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Tonggo Simangunsong

Tonggo Simangunsong is an Indonesian journalist based in Medan, North Sumatra. His work has appeared in New Naratif, the South China Morning Post, VICE, ChinaDialogue, JakartaPost and more, covering environmental issues, culture and identity.