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vow to 'protest until we gain our freedom' By Tim Arnot. January
organiser murdered in the Philippines December 11, 2014
turning point By Clive Tilman. December 8, 2014
Lanka's dirty secrets By Liz Walsh. December 2, 2014
suicide of Xu Lizhi By Ben Hillier. November 12, 2014
fighting in Hong Kong By Sid Zoichi. November 3, 2014
right pressing in Hong Kong Sid Zoichi. October 13, 2014
revolution' not rained out yet By Sid Zoichi. October 9, 2014
snapshot of opinions at Occupy Hong Kong By Sid Zoichi. October 8,
the streets in Hong Kong By Sid Zoichi. October 7, 2014
Kong erupts By Sid Zoichi. October 5, 2014
protests grow on the streets of Hong Kong By Sue Sparks. October
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First executions under new president retrograde step for rights Amnesty
International Press Release. January 17, 2015
Paniai shootings make investigation findings public and bring perpetrators
to justice Amnesty International Public Statement. January 9, 2015
Joint inquiry needed into Papua killings Human Rights Watch Statement.
December 24, 2014
Stop planned executions Human Rights Watch Statement. December 17,
is calling on the Australian Governments to add its voice, urging an impartial
investigate into the Killings Australia West Papua Association (Sydney)
Media Release. December 16, 2014
on the rule of law in Timor-Leste East Timor & Indonesia Action
Network (ETAN). December 15, 2014
Seek justice for 1965-66 mass killings Human Rights Watch Statement.
December 12, 2014
supports Senate resolution on 1965 mass violence in indonesia East
Timor and Indonesia Action Network Statement. December 11, 2014
Security forces kill five in Papua Human Rights Watch Statement.
December 10, 2014
Investigate security forces' use of lethal force against Papuans in Paniai
Amnesty International Public Statement. December 10, 2014
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to ask for MSG membership Radio New Zealand International. January
27, 2015. The West Papua National Liberation Front will submit its application
for West Papua to become a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group
by the end of the next week.
resigns from KPK, tells Budi to follow suit Jakarta Post. January
27, 2015. Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Bambang
Widjojanto tendered his resignation to the KPK collective leadership on
Monday, only days after being named a suspect in a perjury case by the
defy Jokowi's orders, again Jakarta Post. January 27, 2015. Despite
President Widodo's order that the national police cooperate in the fight
against graft, some high-ranking police generals for the second time defied
summons sent by Corruption Eradication Commission investigators for questioning.
revives deliberation on national security bill Jakarta Post. January
27, 2015. The Defense Ministry is pushing for the endorsement of the national
security (Kamnas) bill, the deliberation of which has been postponed for
years as a result of public rejection.
PM's party promises calm following indictment Reuters. January 27,
2015. Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party
vowed on Monday it would not retaliate against a five-year political ban
imposed on the ousted leader, and a leading party figure said the movement
could survive without the powerful family.
report security minister to police over demeaning remarks Jakarta
Globe. January 26, 2015. Activists have filed a complaint with the police
against the chief security minister, Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno, over remarks
he made over the weekend belittling supporters of the national antigraft
progress in Papua shooting probe, says Amnesty Radio New Zealand
International. January 26, 2015. The Indonesia researcher for Amnesty International
says there is little sign of progress being made in the investigation into
five students who were killed by the military in West Papua.
under attack, finds strength in the public Jakarta Globe. January
26, 2015. Protests are mounting against what some observers increasingly
believe now to be systematic efforts to incapacitate the Corruption Eradication
Commission which seems to have been cast adrift now with only the public
as its faithful ally.
outraged by Minister Tedjo's derogatory remarks Jakarta Post. January
26, 2015. The public's rising anger toward the police and a growing impatience
with President Widodo have been partly channeled against Security Affairs
Minister Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno, who has acted more like the spokesman of
his Nasdem Party than as Jokowi's chief security minister.
submits resignation Jakarta Post. January 26, 2015. Corruption Eradication
Commission deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto submitted his resignation
on Monday following his naming as a suspect in a case related to a regional
election dispute case in Waringin Barat, Central Kalimantan..
minister roasted for belittling KPK supporters as 'unimportant' Jakarta
Post. January 25, 2015. Activists have lashed out at chief security minister
Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno after he accused the national antigraft commission
of inciting the public into taking its side in a contentious spat with
the police force.
offers no help to KPK Jakarta Post. January 25, 2015. While resisting
attacks from the National Police on its commissioners, the Corruption Eradication
Commission is still getting no help from President Widodo, who refuses
to intervene in the attempts by police to engineer legal cases against
the agency's leaders.
KPK commissioner reported to police Jakarta Post. January 24, 2015.
After Bambang Widjojanto, another deputy chairman of Corruption Eradication
Commission (KPK), Adnan Pandu Praja, was reported by a timber company on
Saturday to the police for the alleged takeover of the company's shares.
risks public backlash after arrest of KPK deputy chairman Jakarta
Globe. January 23, 2015. President Joko Widodo and his Indonesian Democratic
Party of Struggle could lose public support in the next election for not
standing behind the beleaguered Corruption Eradication Commission.
arrest KPK deputy chief Bambang Widjojanto over election dispute
Jakarta Globe. January 23, 2015. The National Police arrested Corruption
Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chief Bambang Widjojanto on Friday,
citing an election-dispute case in 2010.
homeless 'relocated' during Pope Francis visit BBC News. January
23, 2015. The government in the Philippines is facing calls for an inquiry
after it admitted relocating homeless people temporarily during Pope Francis'
Shinawatra, Thailand's former PM, impeached Sydney Morning Herald.
January 23, 2015. Thailand's military-stacked parliament has impeached
former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in a secret vote that will shake
the country's fragile calm and deepen political divisions.
impeachment: A fraudulent 'legal' means used by an illegal junta
Red Thai Socialist. January 23, 2015. Let us be clear. The impeachment
motion against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawat, submitted to the
junta's appointed Assembly by the National Anti-Corruption Commission,
over her role in the rice price support scheme for farmers, is a total
farce and a red herring.
may avoid trials for past human rights abuses Jakarta Post. January
23, 2015. Contrary to a previous commitment to set up an ad hoc human rights
court to hear cases of past human rights violations, President Widodo's
officials have signaled the government may instead create a non-judicial
mechanism to settle the outstanding matters.
ready to fight terrorism in Poso Jakarta Post. January 23, 2015.
The Indonesian Military (TNI) has said it is ready to launch a military
operation to quell terrorism in Poso, Central Sulawesi, if required to
criticize 'piety grades' Jakarta Post. January 23, 2015. Teachers
have complained about the inclusion of piety as a category of student assessment
in the 2013 curriculum.
best solution to past rights abuses: Attorney General Jakarta Post.
January 22, 2015. Although President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration
has yet to formally discuss measures taken to end prolonged unresolved
human rights abuses in the past, Attorney General HM Prasetyo has suggested
ruling out the judicial process.
into activist shooting continues Jakarta Post. January 22, 2015.
The police continue their investigation into Tuesday's nonfatal shooting
of anticorruption activist Mathur Husaini, 47, of Bangkalan regency, Madura
Island, East Java.
mount against KPK Jakarta Post. January 22, 2015. President Widodo's
pick for the position of National Police chief, Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan,
has launched his first salvo in what many see as a repeat of the "gecko
vs crocodile" standoffs that pitted the police against the KPK.
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