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The Army grabs land after a brutal attack on farmers Asian Human
Rights Commission Urgent Appeal. May 20, 2015
Papuan leader denied entry by United States Free West Papua Press
Release. May 15, 2015
Asia: End Rohingya boat pushbacks Human Rights Watch Statement .
May 14, 2015
Jokowi's Papua moves merely savvy media stunts? Tapol News Release.
May 14, 2015
Military imposing 'virginity tests' Human Rights Watch Statement.
May 13, 2015
letter to Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders Australia West Papua
Association (Sydney) Media Release. May 12, 2015
Papua is still dangerous for journalism: Urgent reminder to all foreign
journalists applying to report in West Papua West Papua Media Editorial/Urgent
Safety Briefing. May 11, 2015
West Papuan prisoners granted clemency/media bans lifted for foreign journalists
wanting to visit West Papua Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)
Media Release. May 10, 2015
Free all political prisoners Human Rights Watch Statement. May 9,
solidarity can resist Indonesian pressure United Liberation Movement
of West Papua Press Release. May 9, 2015
End attacks on freedom of expression in Papua Amnesty International
Public Statement. May 8, 2015
concerning the latest development in West Papua International Coalition
for Papua. May 7, 2015
End Media Restrictions on Papua Human Rights Watch Statement. May
day the international community betrayed a people Australia West
Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. April 30, 2015
highlights restrictions on access to Papua East Timor and Indonesia
Action Network News Release. April 29, 2015
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churches want Jokowi to do more Jakarta Post. May 23, 2015. Representatives
from churches in Papua say the central government has not done enough to
protect the rights of indigenous people there, despite President Joko "Jokowi"
Widodo's recent visit to the restive province as part of efforts to foster
blast AG's attempt to keep past rights abuse cases out of court Jakarta
Globe. May 22, 2015. Human rights activists on Friday lambasted Attorney
General H.M. Prasetyo's remarks for seeking settlements and not a full
investigation into past gross human rights violations in Indonesia.
junta turns the political clock back fifty years Red Thai Socialist.
May 22, 2015. The coup d'etat that took place on 22nd May last year has
turned Thailand's political clock back fifty years. Today we have a vicious,
patronising and self-deluded military government, headed by a mass murderer.
protesters arrested in Thailand on first anniversary of military takeover
Agence France Presse. May 22, 2015. Thai police have arrested several
anti-junta activists for making small protests marking a year since military
generals seized power from the elected government.
her bets': Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi criticised for silence on Rohingya
Sydney Morning Herald. May 22, 2015. Myanmar pro-democracy leader, human
rights advocate and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been slammed by
refugee advocates and Malaysia for remaining silent as thousands of Rohingya
Muslims remains adrift at sea.
rally for West Papua liberation Jakarta Post. May 22, 2015. Around
700 members of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) at the Papua Legislative
Council (DPRD) supported on Thursday the United Liberation Movement for
West Papua (ULMWP) by proposing that Papua become a member of the Melanesian
declares open war on security forces, non-Papuan civilians Jakarta
Globe. May 22, 2015. Armed separatists in Indonesia's Papua province have
declared open war on the military and non-Papuan civilians, insisting that
their decades-long struggle for independence is not over and denouncing
as a lie President Joko Widodo's reassurances that the region is peaceful.
forms team to settle past rights abuses Jakarta Post. May 22, 2015.
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration has decided to establish
a non-judicial mechanism to resolve past human rights abuses in the absence
of solid ground on which to settle the cases legally.
asylum crisis: Abbott shrugs off Indonesia's 'UN obligation' rebuke
The Guardian. May 22, 2015. Tony Abbott has said countries should not
encourage asylum seekers to board vessels as tensions with Indonesia escalate
over the fate of thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants.
year after Thai coup, stability trumps growth for business Reuters.
May 22, 2015. When Thailand's army seized power in a bloodless coup, much
of the business establishment quietly cheered them on. A year on, the captains
of Thai industry remain firmly behind the junta, despite a lackluster economy
and a delayed return to democracy.
arrest 84 activists in arbitrary move, KNPB says Tabloid JUBI. May
21, 2015. Indonesian Police have arrested and mistreated activists of the
West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in several locations while they were
distributing leaflets calling for action, the organization said.
surprise lineup in KPK selection committee, but few objections Jakarta
Globe. May 21, 2015. President Joko Widodo announced nine new members of
the Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, selection committee on Thursday,
all of whom are women.
police arrest 3 activists over Manokwari rally Jakarta Globe. May
21, 2015. Three activists have been named suspects for participating in
a rally on Wednesday in support of West Papuan membership of the Melanesian
Spearhead Group (MSG).
rebukes Tony Abbott for hardline refugee stance Sydney Morning Herald.
May 21, 2015. The Indonesian government has rebuked Australia for refusing
to resettle any of the thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi asylum seekers
at the centre of the growing refugee crisis in south-east Asia.
fishermen rescue starving migrants Agence France Presse. May 21,
2015. Muchtar Ali began weeping when he saw the desperate, starving Rohingya
on the overcrowded boat off the coast of Indonesia. "I was speechless,"
the fisherman said, remembering the moment he saw the boatload of more
than 400 Muslim migrants.
Indian farmers sell their children to survive: Authorities Thomson
Reuters Foundation. May 21, 2015. Lal Singh was desperate. The farmer from
Mohanpura village in central India's Madhya Pradesh state had seen unseasonably
heavy rains and hailstorms destroy crop after crop, while he fell deeper
arrested during rally in restive West Papua Jakarta Globe. May 20,
2015. Police in West Papua detained 70 activists rallying in support of
West Papuan membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) on Wednesday.
of Aceh on Rohingya crisis: 'It's worse than the tsunami' Sydney
Morning Herald. May 20, 2015. The word spread via text message. Forty-seven
Rohingya and Bangladeshi people had been rescued from the sea off Tamiang,
in the Indonesian province of Aceh, and they desperately needed help.
by much of Asia, migrants welcomed in Aceh Agence France Presse.
May 20, 2015. From rescuing migrants at sea to donating all they can, residents
of Indonesia's Islamic Aceh province are warmly welcoming hundreds of desperate
fellow Muslims who have fled their homelands a contrast to the rejection
they face elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
Indonesia say will take in migrants at sea, temporarily Reuters.
May 20, 2015. Malaysia and Indonesia said on Wednesday they would offer
temporary shelter to 7,000 "boat people" adrift at sea in rickety boats,
but made clear they would take no more.
group warns of 'mass killing' as Rohingya crisis continues Irrawaddy.
May 20, 2015. Minorities in Burma are among the world's most vulnerable
to mass killing, a leading rights group warned on Wednesday, as the country
struggles to appease the international community amid a refugee crisis
at its western shore.
self-interest is still holding East Timor back ABC The Drum. May
20, 2015. As the Timorese celebrate their 14th "Restoration of Independence
Day" this week, it is once again Australia's self-interest that prevents
their long struggle for sovereignty from being complete.
just come to West Papua and make promises, Joko told Sydney Morning
Herald. May 20, 2015. Indonesian President Joko Widodo's visit to West
Papua was as ephemeral as spray the next day there was no indication
it had happened, according to a Papuan MP.
drop probe into Budi Gunawan Jakarta Post. May 20, 2015. In another
blow to the KPK, the National Police announced Tuesday they had dropped
their investigation into an allegation that deputy police chief Comr. Gen.
Budi Gunawan had numerous bank accounts full of billions of rupiah in bribes.
haunts relatives of Thais jailed under royal insult law Agence France
Presse. May 20, 2015. When Natnicha's husband was jailed for insulting
Thailand's monarchy under the country's lese majeste laws, she didn't just
lose a partner. She lost her friends and place in Thai society joining
the growing ranks of outcasts since royalist generals seized power a year
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