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Islands, Vanuatu condemn Papuan rights violations at UN hearing Pacific
Media Centre. June 24, 2016. The Solomon Islands and Vanuatu have condemned
the "unresolved" human rights violations in West Papua by Indonesian security
forces, saying they have continued in spite of President Joko Widodo's
greater attention to the region.
on brink of ecological collapse Jakarta Post. June 24, 2016. Unruly
permit issuance and rapid extractive industry expansion have led to a string
of disasters in several parts of Indonesia, particularly in Java, which
is on the brink of ecological collapse as most of its forest areas have
and Jakarta focus on Papua rights abuses Radio New Zealand International.
June 23, 2016. Solomon Islands' diplomat in Geneva has told the UN Human
Rights Council's 32nd session about an eroding human rights situation in
Indonesia's Papua region.
Kraft Aceh tragedy announced gross human rights abuse Jakarta Globe.
June 23, 2016. The National Commission on Human Rights, or Komnas HAM,
on Wednesday (22/06) named evidence of gross human rights abuse conducted
by the soldiers in the 1999 Kertas Kraft Aceh tragedy, which killed dozens
power firms to play greater role Jakarta Post. June 23, 2016. President
Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is reiterating the government's intention for private
investors to play a greater role in his administration's ambitious 35,000
megawatt (MW) electricity procurement program after state-owned power company
PLN declined to work on some of the projects assigned to it.
stranded in Indonesia face 'probable torture' if returned to Sri Lanka
The Guardian. June 22, 2016. Several of the Tamil asylum seekers stranded
after arriving by boat on the Indonesian island of Aceh have been tortured
in Sri Lanka and face certain persecution if they are returned, a compatriot
living in Australia has claimed.
police to issue rules on demonstrations Tabloid JUBI. June 21, 2016.
Papua Police would issue rules on public expressions in a move that many
fear will curtail free speech. Papua Police Chief Inspector General Paulus
Waterpauw said everyone has right to express their opinion in public, but
for such groups such as KNPB, PRD who advocate for separatism, there are
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oral Statement at the 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council
June 23, 2016
Security forces and a mining company-government supported, violently attacked
and shot villagers Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal -
June 23, 2016
Lack of genuine policy and rights in Papua Asian Human Rights Commission
Statement. June 17, 2016
of KNPB and student activists increases, 65 more activists arrested on
the 13 June Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release.
June 14, 2016
Judges failed to apply a high standard for a fair trial in the murder case
against a human rights defender Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent
Appeal. June 14, 2016.
KNPB activists arrested in West Papua Australia West Papua Association
(Sydney) Media Release. June 11, 2016
Open prisons to reform Asian Human Rights Commission Statement. June
to New Zealand foreign affairs minister on escalating political repression
in West Papua West Papua Action Auckland and West Papua Action Canterbury.
June 7, 2016
calls for an end to Indonesia's silencing of West Papuan protesters; condemns
mass arrests East Timor and Indonesia Action Network. June 7, 2016
President must fulfill promise to solve the Paniai case, and investigating
team must commence work Asian Human Rights Commission May 27, 2016
RSF tells Indonesia to stop flouting journalists' rights in West Papua
Reporter Without Borders (RSF) Press Release. May 9, 2016
Police and vigilante groups forcibly disperse movie screening on press
freedom day Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal. May 9, 2016
letter to Australian Foreign Minister re arrests in West Papua Australia
West Papua Associatio(Sydney) Media Release. May 5, 2016
End mass arrests and crackdowns on peaceful protests Amnesty International
Public Statement. May 4, 2016
Stop arresting indigenous Papuans Asian Human Rights Commission Statement.
May 3, 2016
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integrated team provides no room for victims Tabloid JUBI. June 21,
2016. The government's attempt to resolve alleged human rights violations
through an integrated team formed under the Coordinating Minister of Political,
Legal and Security Affairs must involve relevant parties.
Jakarta questions Tito's track record amid compliments Jakarta Post.
June 21, 2016. Arbitrary arrests of activists and the suppression of free
speech in Papua and Jakarta are included in the track record of National
Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) chief Comr. Gen. Tito Karnavian, the widely
praised sole candidate for National Police chief, lawyers claim.
shariah among problematic regulations scrapped by government Jakarta
Globe. June 21, 2016. A senior state official confirmed on Tuesday (21/06)
that no shariah-influenced regulations were included in the 3,143 regional
regulations the government has scrapped in an effort simplify and unite
the central and regional governments' visions.
Aung San Suu Kyi won't use term 'Rohingya' Reuters. June 21, 2016.
Antoni Slodkowski, Yangon Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told the
UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights that her government will avoid using
the term "Rohingya" to describe the persecuted Muslim minority. The term
is a divisive issue.
for Indonesia to take action to locate Timor's missing people Dili
Weekly. June 20, 2016. There are calls for the Indonesian government to
take serious action to locate thousands of Timorese people that went missing
between 1975 and 1999.
attempts to crush mass peaceful rallies across West Papua Huffington
Post. June 20, 2016. Last week, thousands of West Papuan people rallied
in the streets to call for freedom and for our fundamental right to self-determination
to be exercised.
Papuan activists claim more big arrest numbers Radio New Zealand
International. June 20, 2016. The West Papua National Committee, or KNPB,
has claimed that more than 1,000 of its members were detained by police
during a demonstration last Wednesday.
'Succession Crisis' does not explain dictatorship Ugly Truth Thailand.
June 19, 2016. A couple of years ago it was fashionable for journalists
and political commentators to try to explain the collapse of democracy
in Thailand as being due to a "Succession Crisis".
Protesters rally against US military presence on Japanese island
ABC Radio Australia. June 19, 2016. Thousands of demonstrators have rallied
on the Japanese island of Okinawa against the heavy US military presence
and violent crimes by American personnel that have angered residents for
Dur's wife iftar event moved after protests by FPI Jakarta Post.
June 18, 2016. An inter-religious breaking-of-the-fast gathering, or iftar,
attended by former first lady Sinta Nuriyah Abdurrahman Wahid on Thursday
had to be relocated following protests from Islam Defenders Front (FPI)
Central Java branch who opposed the event being held in a church in Semarang,
rise over Bangladesh jailing 11,600 in crackdown Associated Press.
June 18, 2016. Within six days of announcing a crackdown on Islamist militants,
Bangladesh had filled its jailhouses with 11,600 new detainees in what
seemed like an astonishing display of law enforcement might.
police fire warning shot as stranded Sri Lankan women disembark boat
Sydney Morning Herald. June 18, 2016. Police fired a warning shot into
the air after a group of Sri Lankan women who have been stranded off the
coast of Aceh since June 11 disembarked from their boat in defiance of
orders from Indonesian authorities.
Vietnam donates 5,000 tons of rice to Cuba Telesur TV. June 17, 2016.
Vietnam and Cuba signed a document confirming the delivery of 5,000 tons
of rice from the Southeast Asian to the Caribbean country, Thursday.
seeks direct role in terrorism fight Jakarta Post. June 17, 2016.
The Indonesian Military (TNI) wants a direct role in combatting terrorists
in the country, despite the fear that this will allow it to commit repressive
acts against civilians.
seeks stronger power via defense intelligence agency Jakarta Post.
June 17, 2016. The lack of recognition from peer spy bodies has led the
Defense Ministry (MoD) to seek "political back-up" directly from President
Joko "Jokowi" Widodo through the establishment of a defense intelligence
cast team's prospects of resolving human rights cases in Papua Tabloid
JUBI. June 17, 2016. Some Papuans expressed doubts that an investigation
team from the Coordinating Minister of Political, Legal and Security Affairs
will be able to resolve cases of human rights violations in Papua.
and Indonesians at the same table in MSG Radio New Zealand International.
June 17, 2016. The chairman of this week's Melanesian Spearhead Group Foreign
Ministers meeting in Fiji has lauded the occasion of having West Papuan
and Indonesian delegates at the same table.
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