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arrested at action calling for release of Papuan political prisoners
Selangkah Magazine. April 2, 2014. Jayapura municipal police arrested
two West Papuan students at a peaceful demonstration by the Papua Student
Solidarity with Political Prisoners at the Cenderawasih University in Waena,
Jayapura, on Wednesday April 2.
calling for release of Papuan political prisoners broken up by police
Selangkah Magazine. April 2, 2014. Today on Wednesday April 2,
Papua Student Solidarity with Political Prisoners (SMPTN-Papua), held a
peaceful demonstration calling for the release of Papuan political prisoners
in jails throughout Indonesia.
calls on West Papuan people to boycott Indonesian elections
Tabloid JUBI. March 21, 2014. The West Papua National Committee
(KNPB) is calling on all West Papuan people from Sorong to Samarai to boycott
both the legislative and presidential elections that will be held on April
9 and July 9.
slam bourgeois elections as contest of criminals and rights violators
KRjogja.com. March 20, 2014. Demonstrators from the Student Struggle
Center for National Liberation (Pembebasan) held a protest action in the
Central Java city of Yogyakarta on Thursday March 20 opposing the legislative
and presidential elections.
reject 2014 elections, say 'Jokowi' just a puppet
Viva News. March 13, 2014. Scores of demonstrators from the Alternative
Political Committee and the People's Liberation Party demonstrated in front
of the General Election Commission offices where they trampled on pictures
of political figures including Jakarta.
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Rights Commission Urgent Appeal. April 8, 2014
of the Liquisa Church Massacre on 5-6 April 1999 Timor-Leste National
Alliance for an International Tribunal (ANTI) Press Release. April 5, 2014
Address Aceh pre-election violence Amnesty International Public Statement.
April 4, 2014
prisoner protest highlights Indonesia's secret shame TAPOL Press
Statement. April 2, 2014
Police officers in Nabire assault three Papuans over a petty fight
Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal. April 2, 2014
all West Papuan political prisoners Australia West Papua Association
(Sydney) Media release. April 1, 2014
Papuan activists imprisoned in Sorong district Amnesty International
Urgent Action. March 26, 2014
Presidential candidates given forum on rights Human Rights Watch
Statement. March 24, 2014
Sea campaigners mark 12th anniversary of Australia's withdrawal from International
Court of Justice on maritime boundary matters Timor Sea Justice Campaign
Media Release. March 20, 2014
Implement recommendations by UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing
around forcible eviction of religious minorities Amnesty International
Public Statement. March 17, 2014
Wenda's statement on boycotting the Indonesian elections Free West
Papua Campaign. March 16, 2014
Women's Day! Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM) Press Staement. March
Court of Justice to deliver orders regarding Australia's ASIO raids on
Timor's lawyers Timor Sea Justice Campaign Media Release. March 3,
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protester finally arrives in Australia By Kim Doyle. April 7, 2014
for intellectual freedom in Indonesia By Yunantyo Adi S. March 14,
Indonesian purges By Max Lane. March 11, 2014
scourge of the Asia Pacific By Kim Doyle. February 28, 2014
on Manus By Victoria Martin. February 23, 2014
evidence emerges of Manus horror Refugee Rights Action Network WA.
February 19, 2014
responsible for bloodshed on Manus Island By Kim Doyle. February
Coldstore in Singapore By Josh Kamil. February 10, 2014
condemns Sri Lankan genocide against Eelam Tamils By Helen Jarvis.
February 5, 2014
accused of 'hijacking' MSG mission to West Papua By James Balowski.
February 3, 2014
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pluralist legacy in tatters, survey confirms Jakarta Globe. April
23, 2014. As Indonesia debates the merits of the three-decade rule
of strongman Suharto, the one thing the country seems to agree on is that
the dictator fared better on protecting religious freedoms than the democratically
elected incumbent, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
fatwa, PPP's fractious in-fighting comes to an end Jakarta Globe.
April 23, 2014. Two rival factions of Indonesia's oldest Islamic
party agreed on Wednesday to reconcile, following a bitter split that had
threatened to bar it from backing a candidate for the presidential election.
hunt for instigators of 'religious strife' in Papua Jakarta Post.
April 23, 2014. The
police had identified and were currently hunting the instigators of a recent
clash between Christians and Muslims in Sorong, West Papua, which left
three people injured with arrow wounds, National Police chief Gen. Sutarman
making 'slow progress' on gender equality Jakarta Post. April 22,
2014. More than a century after the death of Raden Ajeng Kartini, the first
Indonesian woman to demand the emancipation of women in the country, activists
say gender inequality remains in place.
in limbo over hate crime against Shiites Jakarta Post. April 22,
2014. The National Police are reluctant to act against the alleged hate
speech made at an anti-Shia declaration, an event attended by more than
1,000 people in Bandung, West Java.
leaders join fray in coalition game Jakarta Post. April 22, 2014.
Prominent clerics from 67 Muslim organizations have called on the five
Islamic-based parties to band together in a coalition ahead of the July
9 presidential election.
Show of piety a must for Islamic presidential candidate Jakarta Globe.
April 22, 2014. A proposed coalition of Islamic political parties should
back a presidential candidate who prays five times a day at a mosque and
will cut short cabinet meetings to lead his ministers in prayer, an official
Meaningful push for change amid Kartini celebrations Jakarta Post.
April 21, 2014. A 25-year-old woman died after delivering her only child.
We named the woman Kartini, a national hero for emancipation and more
than a century after her death in 1904, we still have too many women dying
of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
persecution of Shiites launched Jakarta Post. April 21, 2014. More
than 1,000 people attended an anti-Shia declaration on Sunday at the Al
Fajr mosque in the West Java capital of Bandung, in what appeared to be
the first organized attempt to persecute Shiites in Indonesia.
for jihad, purges emerge at hate-filled anti-Shiite gathering Jakarta
Globe. April 20, 2014. A planned declaration in Bandung to denounce the
Shiite community turned into a fiery call for jihad, or holy war, against
the much-maligned minority group.
burn witches in Bangkok Red Thai Socialist. April 20, 2014. Major
general Rientong Nan-nah, self-appointed Witch-Finder-General and the director
of Mongkutwattana General Hospital, has announced that he setting up the
"Rubbish collection organisation" to root out all those who dare to criticise
protest anti-Shia declaration in Bandung Jakarta Post. April 20,
2014. Shia followers in Bandung, West Java, have filed a protest with local
authorities over a planned declaration by the Anti-Shia National Alliance,
scheduled for Sunday, fearing that the event could incite hatred against
silent over anti-Shia event Jakarta Post. April 19, 2014. The Indonesian
Ulema Council has yet to clearly state its stance over the upcoming declaration
by the National Anti-Shia Alliance at the Al-Fajr Mosque in Bandung, West
Java, on Sunday, even though human rights activists have strongly condemned
declares support for Prabowo as infighting intensifies Jakarta Post.
April 19, 2014. United Development Party (PPP) chairman Suryadharma Ali
pledged his party's support for Gerindra Party presidential nominee Prabowo
Subianto on Friday.
taker for Islam-based parties coalition in Indonesian presidency push
Jakarta Globe. April 18, 2014. Forming a coalition of Islam-based parties
may be difficult, following a meeting late on Thursday during which parties
appeared to be uninterested in pushing for their own presidential candidates
and instead looked to nationalist parties.
Thai journalists to face court on Thai navy defamation charges ABC
Radio Australia. April 17, 2014. A criminal defamation case against two
journalists in Thailand, including an Australian, is set to begin today,
despite calls from the United Nations for the charges to be dropped.
marriage age contributes to mortality Jakarta Post. April 17, 2014.
The National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan) called
on the government to raise the legal minimum age for marriage from 16 to
18 years old for females.
chief sacks commanding officer involved in Indonesian incursions
The Guardian. April 17, 2014. The chief of the Australian navy has sacked
a senior commanding officer involved in one of the incursions into Indonesian
to host anti-Shiite declaration, West Java governor to attend Jakarta
Globe. April 16, 2014. A hard-line Sunni Islamic group says it will host
an anti-Shiite declaration in Bandung on Sunday, to be attended by the
West Java governor, in the latest case of religious intolerance in the
offenders to be counseled, detained Jakarta Post. April 16, 2014.
The Aceh administration's approval of the Qanun Hukum Acara Jinayat bylaw
authorizes sharia police in the province to detain any person suspected
of violating sharia for a maximum of 20 days, if initial counseling of
the offender proves ineffective.
officials told to join mass prayers to prevent adultery Jakarta Post.
April 16, 2014. Gorontalo Governor Rusli Habibie has issued a new policy
requiring Muslim civil servants to hold mass prayers and attend Islamic
religious lectures every Friday, in an effort to prevent infidelity and
adultery among officials.
targets couples making out in parks Jakarta Post. April 16, 2014.
The Parks and Cemeteries Agency intends to force lovebirds caught in compromising
positions in public parks to get married. Agency head Nandar Sunandar urged
park visitors to refrain from indecent behavior or they would be arrested
and forced to marry.
Tamil Congress dismisses terrorism allegations as 'baseless' ABC
Radio Australia. April 16, 2014. A Tamil community group in Australia is
among more than a dozen international Tamil organisations labelled as "financers
of terrorism" by the Sri Lankan Government.
ask voters to look at presidential hopefuls' human rights record
Jakarta Post. April 15, 2014. An association of human rights abuse victims'
families said it hoped voters would take presidential hopefuls' background
of human rights violations into serious consideration before choosing their
court recognises transgender people as third gender BBC News. April
15, 2014. India's Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a
third gender, in a landmark ruling.
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