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Government unwilling to resolve past human rights abuses Asian Human
Rights Commission Statement. February 13, 2017
Action: Prisoners of conscience could face life in prison Amnesty
International Urgent Action. February 7, 2017
Papua The elephant in the room Australia West Papua Association
(Sydney) Media Release. February 2, 2017
in crime Joint Statement. February 1, 2017
to end the genocide in West Papua Free West Papua Petition Campaign.
January 24, 2017
the Swim & Let West Papua Vote global petition launch Free West
Papua Campaign News Release. January 23, 2017
Silence, and complicity on human rights abuses Human Rights Watch
News Release. January 12, 2017
statement by the governments of Timor-Leste and Australia and the Conciliation
Commission Constituted Pursuant to Annex V of the United Nations Convention
on the Law of the Sea January 9, 2017
Sea Justice Campaign welcomes decision to terminate Timor Sea Treaty 2006
Timor Sea Justice Campaign (TSJC). January 9, 2017
by the Indonesian military re military ties with Australia Australia
East Timor Friendship Association South Australia Inc Media Statement.
January 8, 2017
condemns the arrest of 6 KNPB members in Nabire, West Papua Australia
West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release. December 17, 2016
of indigenous Papuans affected by forestry, plantations and mining
Awas MIFEE. December 15, 2016
Two years under Widodo and rights protection still weak Asian Human
Rights Commission Statement. December 8, 2016
with the West Papua people's struggle for self-determination Malaysia
Kini. December 1, 2016
Judges of Central Jakarta District Court refuse Prosecutor's indictment
and order rehabilitation of defendants Asian Human Rights Commission
Urgent Action. November 30, 2016
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politics and culture of Indonesian and its relationships with Australia
and the world.
'gone too far': Jokowi Jakarta Post. February 23, 2017. During the
New Order regime, Indonesia enjoyed robust economic growth, which many
believe came largely at the expense of civil liberties. President Joko
"Jokowi" Widodo now finds himself under pressure to prove that he is not
inspired by that type of order.
four richest men worth as much as poorest 100 million The Guardian.
February 23, 2017. The four richest men in Indonesia own as much wealth
as the country's poorest 100 million citizens, despite the nation's president
repeatedly pledging to fighting "dangerous" levels of inequality.
of four richest Indonesians equal to wealth of 100m poorest Jakarta
Post. February 23, 2017. Indonesia is the sixth worst country in the world
in terms of economic inequality, says a report from Oxfam Indonesia and
the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (lNFlD).
threat of arbitration simply a ploy to block mining reform Jakarta
Post. February 23, 2017. "PT Freeport Indonesia [FI] reserves of all its
rights [...] including the right to commence arbitration to enforce all
provisions of the contract," Freeport-McMoRan's CEO Richard C. Adkerson
asserted on Monday, referring to a protracted dispute with the Indonesian
LGBT hatred suddenly spiked in Indonesia The Guardian. February 22,
2017. A few nights ago Sudarsa received a text message from his ex-boyfriend
Hendro. "I can't sleep because I'm missing you," it read. The pair had
been together for seven years. But two years ago Hendro, struggling to
be open about his sexuality, succumbed to family pressure and married a
rights violations in Papua triple UCA News. February 22, 2017. Human
rights violations in Papua more than tripled last year, undermining Indonesian
President Joko Widodo's post election pledge to solve longstanding grievances
in the restive region, church and rights activists said.
U.S. military discuss intelligence Tempo.co. February 22, 2017. The
Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo,
accepted the Commanding General of the United States Army Pacific, General
Robert Brown, in an official visitation to strengthen the military partnership
between Indonesia and the United States.
for Australian university campuses in Indonesia under free trade deal
Sydney Morning Herald. February 22, 2017. Australia is pushing for Australian
universities to be permitted to open campuses in Indonesia as part of a
free trade deal that both countries hope will be finalised this year.
researchers 'steal' Indonesia's genetic resources Jakarta Post. February
22, 2017. As one of the most species-rich countries on earth, Indonesia
attracts researchers from around the world to study the archipelago's unique
ecosystems, which contain a diverse array of flora and fauna.
denies pandering to hardline Muslim groups Reuters. February 22,
2017. Anies Baswedan, a former education minister in Muslim-majority Indonesia
facing a run-off vote against a Christian to be Jakarta governor, on Tuesday
(21/02) denied pandering to hardline Islamists to win support and said
he could unite the capital after a divisive election.
claims Ahok's speech expressed criminal intent Jakarta Post. February
22, 2017. In the blasphemy trial against Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok"
Tjahaja Purnama, an expert has said he sees criminal intent in controversial
remarks made by the governor in a speech in Thousand Islands regency last
can't give advice on territorial matters while still in dispute with East
Timor: Bracks News.com. February 22, 2017. Australia can't lecture
anyone on a solution for the South China Sea until it sorts out its own
long-running sea border dispute with East Timor where $40 billion in oil
and gas resources is in play.
accuse PTUN judges of misconduct in Munir case ruling Jakarta Post.
February 21, 2017. Despite their recent defeat at the Jakarta State Administrative
Court (PTUN Jakarta), human rights campaigners will continue to push for
justice surrounding the murder of activist Munir Said Thalib.
of '212' protesters rally in front of parliament house Jakarta Globe.
February 21, 2017. Lawmakers from the House of Representatives' Commission
III on legal affairs met with representatives of around 5,000 protesters
who rallied in front of parliament house in Jakarta on Tuesday (21/02)
and promised to deliver their demands to the government.
on by a 'sin' and a prayer New Mandala. February 21, 2017. In the
2010 Medan mayoral election Chinese contestant Sofyan Tan was the victim
of a concerted campaign against him based on religious identity. Here's
what that election can tell us about what to expect in the second round
of voting for Jakarta's governor, and why Ahok should brace for more racial
and religious politics.
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