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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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A detainee found dead in police custody in Tangerang Asian Human
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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2014 Ideas to challenge the system
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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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.
survivors offer peace and hope for nuclear disarmament Sydney Morning
Herald. April 13, 2014. The two young brothers looked into the bright blue
sky and waved happily at the shiny plane flying far above. Their sister,
Emiko Okada, eight years old at the time, remembers an intense flash of
light and her mother suddenly rushing into the yard to the children.
announces PDI-P support, Golkar and PKB refuse Jakarta Post. April
12, 2014. Media mogul Surya Paloh's Nasdem has announced that it has thrown
its support behind Joko Widodo and the PDI-P, as Indonesia's political
parties continue to hold talks to build alliances after last week's legislative
election failed to produce a clear winner.
shrugs off infighting Jakarta Post. April 12, 2014. Unmoved by friction
within his party, Jakarta Governor and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle
(PDI-P) presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said it made no sense
to look back, adding that he and his party needed to prepare for the future.
is how Indonesia treats West Papuans New Matilda. April 11, 2014.
Wednesday 2 April marked a global day of action to call for the immediate
and unconditional release of the 77 political prisoners. Protests were
staged simultaneously in Melbourne, London, The Hague, Auckland, Wellington,
Edinburgh and Jayapura.
rule for our navy, another for Indonesian fishermen The Guardian.
April 11, 2014. The treatment inflicted on this Indonesian family highlights
the hypocrisy currently on display by the Australian navy, which was recently
made evident by the Senate inquiry report into breaches of Indonesian waters
in the Timor Sea.
vows to only hunt Papua insurgents, not civilians, says Moeldoko
Jakarta Post. April 11, 2014. Indonesian Military commander Gen. Moeldoko
has given his assurances that his men will only pursue the armed group
that fled across the border into PNG after being involved in a shootout
with TNI soldiers at the Indonesia-PNG border a few days ago.
could ruin Jokowi's bid Jakarta Post. April 11, 2014. Internal rifts
within the PDI-P in the wake of the party's poorer-than-expected results
in Wednesday's legislative election could jeopardize Jakarta Governor Joko
"Jokowi" Widodo's chances in the July 9 presidential election.
parties bounce back in Muslim-majority Indonesia Agence France Presse.
April 11, 2014. Indonesia's Muslim parties enjoyed a surprise jump in support
at legislative elections this week, but analysts put it more down to anger
with a corrupt ruling party than the growing popularity of political Islam.
United States reach agreement on new security deal Reuters. April
11, 2014. The Philippines and the United States reached agreement on Friday
on a new security accord allowing American military forces to share local
bases for maritime and humanitarian operations, a senior Philippine defence
sends 13 to prison for insurrection plot Associated Press. April
11, 2014. Two years after the United States announced the normalization
of diplomatic relations with Burma, optimism in Washington over the nation's
embrace of democracy is waning and concern over the plight of minority
Muslims is growing.
majeste stifles debate and analysis of the crisis Red Thai Socialist.
April 10, 2014. The recent attempts to charge the red shirt local radio
DJ "Kotee" under the lese majeste law for claiming in a VICE news documentary
that a "higher force" was controlling Sutep's mob, goes to the heart of
problems created by lese majeste.
Indonesian system is used to destroy Papuans' New Matilda. April
10, 2014. Two West Papuan students say they were kicked, called "monkeys"
and struck with a cattle-prod style instrument by Indonesian police after
being arrested at a rally for West Papuan political prisoners last Wednesday.
parties jockey for position and influence Jakarta Globe. April 10,
2014. With the election results more or less settled, political parties
officials have embarked on their quest to cement alliances with other parties.
For Widodo, nominated by the PDI-P and other political leaders, the fight
is not over just yet as the presidential election looms.
Widodo fails to ignite voters but takes a step closer to presidency
Sydney Morning Herald. April 10, 2014. Indonesia's most popular politician,
Joko Widodo, has failed to propel his party to the heights expected of
him in Wednesday's parliamentary election.
count suggests tougher ride for presidential hopeful Jokowi Reuters.
April 10, 2014. Indonesia's likely next leader may have a bumpier-than-expected
route to the presidential palace after early counting in Wednesday's parliamentary
vote suggested his party will have to cut a deal with other parties to
get him there in a July poll.
yawning income gap in Indonesia Jakarta Post. April 10, 2014. For
the last 10 years, poverty reduction has been considered one of the most
pertinent issues in Indonesia's development policies. This is in line with
the commitment to fulfill the MDG to halve the number of people living
on less than US$1 a day.
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