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to be held in West Papua for 6th anniversary of the KNPB Australia
West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. November 19, 2014
'Virginity tests' for female police Human Rights Watch Statement
. November 18, 2014
put GetUp!'s Timor's oil ad on TV Timor Sea Justice Campaign Call
to Action. November 11, 2014
must press government on accountability for past human rights violations
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Statement. November
for human rights protection in ASEAN Asian Forum for Human Rights
and Development Statement. November 6, 2014
migrants and division of West Papua will only increase tension Australia
West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. November 3, 2014
and East Timor recommence talks over gas and oil dispute Timor Sea
Justice Campaign Media Release. October 29, 2014
Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu, a cause for concern
Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. October 27,
opposes appointment of retired general Ryamizard Ryacudu as Defense Minister
East Timor and Indonesia Action Network Statement. October 26, 2014
journalists to be freed after getting two and a half months sentences
Reporters Without Borders Press Release. October 24, 2014
for media freedom and release of French journalists in West Papua
Joint Media Release. October 22, 2014
New president should highlight rights in Papua Human Rights Watch
Statement. October 20, 2014
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AG choice slammed Jakarta Post. November 21, 2014. Critics have excoriated
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo for his decision to name a political appointee
as the country's top prosecutor.
criticizes SBY over surge in blasphemy convictions Jakarta Post.
November 21, 2014. Former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has left a
lot of work to do for the new government in relation to blasphemy prosecutions.
third of Indonesia children suffer stunted growth Jakarta Post. November
21, 2014. Despite Indonesia's achievement of becoming the world's 10th-largest
economy, it is struggling to provide adequate childhood nutrition with
the number of children suffering from stunted growth remaining high nationwide.
Java adjusts minimum wage Jakarta Post. November 21, 2014. Central
Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo announced on Thursday the 2015 minimum wage
(UMK) for 35 regencies and cities across the province to all Manpower and
Transmigration Agency heads at his office in Semarang.
martial law to stay 'indefinitely' BBC News. November 21, 2014. Justice
Minister Paiboon Koomchaya has said martial law will remain in place "indefinitely",
amid mounting protests of military rule.
test to confirm cadets' morality: Police Jakarta Post. November 20,
2014. The National Police has confirmed that the virginity test on female
cadets is used to measure their physical fitness as well as their morality.
grips Batam as soldiers attack Brimob HQ Jakarta Post. November 20,
2014. Dozens of unidentified Army personnel surrounded the headquarters
of the Riau Islands Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) in Batam, Riau Islands,
opened fire and vandalized its facilities.
transportation on strike, thousands of passengers stranded Jakarta
Post. November 20, 2014. The central government's decision to increase
the price of subsidized gasoline on Tuesday led to public transportation
workers across the country staging strikes on Wednesday, leaving thousands
of passengers stranded.
sworn in as Jakarta's 17th governor Jakarta Globe. November 20, 2014.
Despite violent protests by hard-line Islamic vigilante groups and threats
of a legislative boycott by rival politicians, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama on
Wednesday was officially inaugurated as governor of Jakarta.
Games screenings cancelled in Bangkok after protesters use film's three-finger
salute Sydney Morning Herald. November 20, 2014. Screenings of the
latest Hunger Games film have been cancelled in the Thai capital after
opponents of the country's military rule adopted a three-finger salute
from the movie as a sign of defiance.
against women still rife in Indonesia, Timor Leste and Myanmar Jakarta
Post. November 20, 2014. Despite a global campaign to end violence against
women since the fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, armies and
armed groups continue to target women with impunity in conflict areas in
Indonesia, Timor Leste and Myanmar, report says.
Morrison thumbs his nose at Indonesia, and sets back the only humane solution
for refugees The Guardian. November 19, 2014. Australia has traditionally
couched its rhetoric about our humanitarian refugee intake in terms of
"orderly queues". Those are the people waiting to be processed by the UNHCR
and must then wait even longer to see if they can be resettled in Australia.
is blocking refugees registered in Indonesia. What will happen now?
The Guardian. November 19, 2014. Australia's move to bar access to refugees
registered with the UNHCR in Indonesia may affect thousands of people whose
claims were not lodged before 1 July.
senator Sarah Hanson-Young slams government's Cambodia refugee plan as
'madness' Sydney Morning Herald. November 19, 2014. Australian Greens
senator, Sarah Hanson-Young, says she has hardened her opposition to the
Abbott government's resettlement of refugees in Cambodia after touring
slums in the riverside capital Phnom Penh, declaring the plan "madness,
slavery flourishing in Indonesia, says report Jakarta Post. November
19, 2014. Poverty, corruption and a lack of legal protection has tripled
the number of Indonesians trapped in modern-day slavery to 714,100 people,
with many working in the domestic, agriculture and fisheries sectors, the
2014 Global Slavery Index has shown.
Thai students held for 'Hunger Games' salute at PM BBC News Asia.
November 19, 2014. Five Thai students who flashed a salute inspired by
Hollywood film series The Hunger Games at Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha
have been detained.
Kong protesters break into government building, four arrested Reuters.
November 19, 2014. A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters
broke into the city's legislature via a side door early on Wednesday and
police stopped others forcing their way in as tensions in the Chinese-controlled
city escalated following a period of calm.
test' for female police cadets slammed Jakarta Globe. November 18,
2014. It is an ordeal 18-year-old Wina will not soon forget: undressing
in front of 20 other women her age as medical staff at a hospital in Bandung,
West Java, conducted a virginity test.
strikes promised as backlash to fuel price hike begins Jakarta Globe.
November 18, 2014. A national transportation organization and two prominent
student associations have promised disruptive strikes in response to the
government's decision to hike the price of subsidized fuel.
appears to have banned Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president
Sydney Morning Herald. November 18, 2014. Myanmar's military appears
to have blocked popular opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming
the country's next president, raising further concern about a stalled transition
to democracy in the former pariah nation.
female police recruits subjected to virginity tests Sydney Morning
Herald. November 18, 2014. Young female police recruits in Indonesia start
their careers with what's called the "two-finger test" to assess if they
burial sought for 1965 victims Jakarta Post. November 18, 2014. Activists
have reported the discovery of a mass grave of victims of the 1965/1966
purge of suspected communists to the National Commission on Human Rights
(Komnas HAM), hoping a decent burial can be provided for the victims.
slashes fuel subsidies Jakarta Post. November 18, 2014. Less than
a month after assuming the country's highest public post, President Widodo
hiked the prices of subsidized fuel on Monday in a bid to reallocate the
ever-increasing funds spent on fuel subsidies to finance the government's
seekers registered with UNHCR in Indonesia blocked from resettlement
The Guardian. November 18, 2014. Asylum seekers who have registered with
the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Indonesia will no
longer be able to be resettled under Australia's humanitarian programme.
Kong protests: Authorities clear part of pro-democracy camp site in Admiralty
Agence France Presse. November 18, 2014. Hong Kong authorities have cleared
part of a protest camp in the central Admiralty district that has been
occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months.
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