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Court of Justice to deliver orders regarding Australia's ASIO raids on
Timor's lawyers Timor Sea Justice Campaign Media Release. March 3,
Existing law and policies puts Indonesian workers abroad at risk of abuse
Written submission by the ALRC and JBMI. February 26, 2014
Padang police torture and shoot two men to obtain confessions Asian
Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal. February 24, 2014
For justice to be more accessible to victims, an anti-torture law is needed
Written submission by the ALRC and LBH Padang. February 21, 2014
Investigate allegations of torture and other ill-treatment by police in
West Sumatra Amnesty International Public Statement. February 21,
Bank called to acknowledge role in mass killing of one million Indonesians
East Timor & Indonesia Action Network (ETAN). February 20, 2014
With the revolutionary Venezuelan people against far-right violence
Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM) Press Statement. February 20, 2014
strikes troubling new weapons deal with Indonesia Fundasaun Mahein
(FM) Statement. February 17, 2014
Man taken by military missing and at risk: Dedek Khairudin Amnesty
International Urgent Action. February 14, 2014
Exploited domestic workers urgently need legal protection Amnesty
International Press Release. February 13, 2014
Bukittinggi Court's ruling on torture compensation claim is exceptional
Asian Human Rights Commission Open Letter. February 13, 2014
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Abbot The Timor Sea Justice Campaign has launched an open letter
to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot urging him to establish permanent
maritime boundaries with East Timor in accordance with international law.
Add your name to it here.
'systemic threat' justification crumbles Jakarta Post. March 6, 2014.
Debate over the justification to bail out ailing Bank Century, now Bank
Mutiara, in 2008 has taken a new turn as documents reveal elements of deception
in the decision making.
announces general elections to start April 7 Associated Press. March
6, 2014. India said Wednesday that it will hold national elections from
April 7 to May 12, kicking off a vote that many observers see as the most
important election in more than 30 years in the world's largest democracy.
strongly rejects the statement of prime minister of Vanuatu Tabloid
JUBI. March 5, 2014. Using the right of reply, Indonesian Ambassador to
the United Nations Indonesia's rejected the statement of Prime Minister
Indonesians really think about The Act of Killing The Guardian. March
5, 2014. The Act of Killing may have lost out on this year's Oscar for
best documentary, but it has instigated a spectacular change within Indonesian
parliament approves 'parallel' media laws Irrawaddy. March 5, 2014.
Burma's Parliament on Tuesday formally approved two laws to govern the
country's media, which lawmakers said would extend press freedom despite
leaving media licensing in the hands of the Ministry of Information (MoI).
times a loser, Indonesia's Megawati is pivotal in elections Jakarta
Globe. March 5, 2014. As Indonesia gears up for twin elections this year,
the pivotal figure is a woman in her late sixties who has been trounced
all three times that she has contested for president.
warned of dubious surveys Jakarta Post. March 5, 2014. Associations
and experts have warned the public of dubious surveys ahead of the 2014
PM blasts Indonesian human rights violations in West Papua Pacific
Scoop. March 5, 2014. Vanuatu Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil has
condemned the international community's "neglect" of the voices of the
Papuan people in protest over the repression by Indonesia for four decades.
journalists fight repressive new media laws Sydney Morning Herald.
March 5, 2014. Jose Belo was shackled, hung upside down, electrocuted,
beaten, burnt and jailed for three years in the mid-1990s because of his
resistance to Indonesia's brutal occupation of East Timor.
doctors contribute to national cancer program in East Timor Radio
Cadena Agramonte. March 4, 2014. Cuban doctors in East Timor are drawing
up a comprehensive strategy to fight Cancer based on the records on the
disease collected by the medical brigade in that country and with the contribution
of human resources trained in Cuba.
united front of civil resistance groups meets in West Papua West
Papua Media. March 4, 2014. A broad united front of disparate Papuan civil
resistance groups has come together to hold Peaceful gatherings across
West Papua, in support of Vanuatu PM Moana Carcasses' call for international
action on West Papua at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today.
ordered to cease spying on East Timor by International Court of Justice
Brisbane Times. March 4, 2014. Australia has been ordered to cease spying
on East Timor and its legal advisers, in a landmark decision by the International
Court of Justice relating to a bitter dispute between the two countries
over $40 billion of oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea.
orders Australia to stop spying on East Timor SBS News. March 4,
2014. The highest court at The Hague ruled on Monday that "Australia shall
not interfere in anyway in communications between Timor-Leste and its advisors
in connection with the pending Arbitration under the Timor Sea Treaty of
20 May 2002 between Timor-Leste and Australia....
2014: Act of Killing passed over, but leads to change in Indonesia
The Guardian. March 4, 2014. On an Oscar night of few surprises, one
award that didn't quite go the way pundits may have hoped was way down
the bill in the best documentary category.
pro-Papua group calling for NZ to halt Indonesia police funding Radio
New Zealand International. March 4, 2014. A New Zealand group supporting
West Papuans has called on their government to end its police training
project in Indonesia.
couple in 'first public gay wedding ceremony' ABC Radio Australia.
March 4, 2014. A gay couple has married in a lavish public ceremony in
Myanmar, in an event said to be the first of its kind. The marriage does
not enjoy any legal status but followed the customs of other Myanmar weddings.
Timor's proposed media laws labelled 'dangerous' by journalists' union
ABC Radio Australia. March 4, 2014. East Timor's journalists' union has
criticised the country's proposed media laws for being too restrictive
ties move, Indonesians with Papuans fly in Islands Business. March
4, 2014. An Indonesian delegation arrived into the country last night to
strengthen the growing relations between Indonesia and Fiji.
protesters move to Lumpini Park as political crisis moves from the streets
to the courts Reuters. March 4, 2014. Anti-government protesters
in Thailand have retreated to a central Bangkok park, freeing up traffic
after blocking big intersections for more than a month, but Thailand's
four-month political crisis looks no closer to a solution.
accused of meddling in Fiji affairs Tabloid JUBI. March 3, 2014.
Fiji's opposition has accused an Indonesian delegation planning to visit
the Pacific country next week of intervening in Fiji's internal politics
by supporting Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama in his campaign for reelection.
Act of Killing misses out on best documentary Oscar The Guardian.
March 3, 2014. The Act of Killing has lost out in the best documentary
category at the 86th Academy Awards to backing-singer study 20 Feet from
Act of Killing' just the start of 'long road' to addressing 1965 killings
Jakarta Globe. March 3, 2014. The Indonesian co-director of "The Act
of Killing," hopes the Oscar-nominated documentary will continue to inspire
conversation about the 1965 communist killings, calling the controversial
film "a gift for the Indonesian people," after it failed to win an Academy
Award on Monday morning.
inquiry into 1965 killings on SBY's watch Jakarta Globe. March 3,
2014. The nomination and possible victory of Joshua Oppenheimer's "The
Act of Killing" at today's Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood will put
immense pressure on Indonesia to confront and solve a dark part of its
history, observers say.
sees Golkar election boost from New Order nostalgia Globe Asia. March
3, 2014. Aburizal Bakrie is busy shuttling around Indonesia to consolidate
his powerful Golkar Party base ahead of the upcoming legislative elections,
garnering support for his bid for the presidency.
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