ambil malam: “Taken at night,” in which a person is removed from their home during the night, often by unknown persons.
DOM: Daerah Operasi Militer, or Area of Military Operations, a designation given to Aceh during anti-insurgency operations carried out from 1990-1998.
GAM: Gerakan Aceh Merdeka, or Free Aceh Movement. This is the most common name for the armed separatist movement that began in 1976.
BKO: Bawah Kendali Operasi, the designation of auxiliary forces from outside Aceh and nominally placed under local commands.
jaga malam: Compulsory night guard duty.
KTP Merah Putih: Kartu Tanda Penduduk Merah Putih, or red and white identification card required by Acehnese under martial law.
Kodam: Komando Daerah Militer, Regional Military Command
Kodim: Komando Distrik Militer, District Military Command
Kopassus: Komando Pasukan Khusus, Special Forces
Koramil: Komando Rayon Militer, subdistrict military command
Korem: Komando Resort Militer, sub-regional military command
Kostrad: Komando Strategis Angkatan Darat, army strategic reserve command
Polda: Polisi Daerah, provincial level police
Polres: Polisi Resort, district level police
Polsek: Polisi Sektor, subdistrict level police
TNI: Tentara Nasional Indonesia, the Indonesian military