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intellectual genocide of the left post-1965 Detik News. August 12,
2016. Gadjah Mada University (UGM) historian Dr Abdul Wahid has put forward
a hypothesis that intellectual genocide occurred in Indonesian tertiary
education institutions following the 1965 affair.
students in Yogyakarta endure racist insults, multiple arrests in two day
siege CNN Indonesia. July 17, 2016. Animal names and racist insults
could be heard shouted at midday on Friday July 15. The shouts originated
from members of mass organisations besieging the Kamasan I Papua student
dormitory on Jalan Kusumanegara in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta.
police detain local residents, Red Cross workers helping besieged Papua
students Tempo.co. July 16, 2016. Students and activists at the Papuan
student dormitory in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta have been besieged
by hundreds of security personnel from the Yogyakarta regional police and
the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) paramilitary police.
Papua proclamation day commemorated with flag raising event in Yogyakarta
Suara Papua. July 1, 2016. Every year July 1 is commemorated by Papuans
as West Papua proclamation day. The proclamation was read out at the Victoria
Headquarters in Waris Village, Jayapura, in 1971.
Widodo will not apologise to PKI, abolish TNI territorial commands
Liputan 6. June 27, 2016. President Joko Widodo or Jokowi attended a
fast breaking event with TNI (Indonesian military) officers at the TNI's
headquarters in Cilangkap, Jakarta, where he took the opportunity to reaffirm
that he will not apologies to former members of the Indonesian Communist
activists to present their case at MK hearings Jakarta Post. August
25, 2016. With conservative academics dominating the hearings of a judicial
review request to outlaw extra-marital sex at the Constitutional Court
(MK), where they lashed out at what they called "liberal values", human
rights defenders have come forward, asking to be given a say in the matter.
students in NZ march for West Papua Radio New Zealand International.
August 25, 2016. Hundreds of Maori students marched to New Zealand's parliament
today calling for freedom for West Papua. The march was met at the steps
of parliament by MPs from various political parties, who spoke of their
concern about Indonesian state oppression in the Papua region.
women call for investigation of women's rights in West Papua Radio
New Zealand International. August 25, 2016. Pacific women are calling for
an independent mission to investigate violence against women in Indonesia's
Papua region. The call comes from the Pacific Women's Network Against Violence
Against Women which represents policy makers and front line workers from
13 Pacific countries.
in spotlight for meddling in civilian affairs Jakarta Post. August
24, 2016. Haeril Halim, Arya Dipa and Margareth S. Aritonang, Jakarta/Bandung
Concerns over the growing role of the Indonesian Military (TNI) in civilian
affairs have emerged after a group of young people in Bandung, West Java,
claimed they were assaulted by military personnel while running a makeshift
library at night in the city's downtown.
justices want casual sex outlawed Jakarta Post. August 24, 2016.
Any sexual relations outside marriage could soon be outlawed in this country,
with some Constitutional Court (MK) justices signaling their support for
the idea, which is currently under consideration at the court.
activity outside marriage 'should be regulated' Jakarta Post. August
24, 2016. Expert witnesses from a group of scholars and activists that
requested the revision of three articles (284, 285, and 292) in the Criminal
Code (KUHP) on adultery and sodomy defended their standpoints at the Constitutional
Court, saying the activities should be categorized as crimes to deter people
from doing them.
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IFJ condemns defamation charges against two journalists International
Federation of Jurists Statement. August 24, 2016
Court reviews anti-LGBT law Human Rights Watch News Release. August
condemns the arrest of over 50 KNPB activists in West Papua Australia
West Papua Association Media Release. August 15, 2016
Rights defender charged with criminal defamation for circulating drug dealer
testimony alleging official involvement in drug trade Asian Human
Rights Commission Urgent Appeal.August 11, 2016
'LGBT crisis' exposed official bias Human Rights Watch Statement.
August 10, 2016
Death penalty and criminal defamation is not a solution, Mr. President
Asian Human Rights Commission Statement. August 5, 2016
civil society to propose a campaign on Timor Sea issue for Timor-Leste's
full sovereignty ACSC/APF Press Release. August 1, 2016
Appalling abuse, neglect of refugees on Nauru Amnesty International
News Release. August 2, 2016
New law gives government sweeping powers Human Rights Watch News
Release. August 2, 2016
National Security Council Act gives authorities unchecked and abusive powers
Amnesty International News Release. August 1, 2016
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struggle to make progress on Freddy's claims Jakarta Post. August
24, 2016. The government's insistence on capital punishment is once more
in the spotlight as state institutions struggle to unravel claims made
by executed drug lord Freddy Budiman that state security personnel were
involved in the narcotics trade.
women opt for divorce despite risks Jakarta Post. August 24, 2016.
A growing number of Indonesian Muslim women are opting for divorce rather
than staying in an abusive marriage, even though the country's legislation
does not guarantee their rights after they split up.
Rohingya Muslims: Glimmer of hope at last? BBC News. August 24, 2016.
There haven't been many good moments for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims in
the last four years. This country's dramatic political changes have passed
them by. Greater democracy has not brought greater respect for the stateless
Rohingya's human rights.
soar in the Philippines amid President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs crackdown
Sydney Morning Herald. August 23, 2016. Rodrigo Duterte warned before
he was swept into power in the Philippines that fish would grow fat in
Manila Bay from eating the bodies of criminals.
scare to stay as govt keeps ban on communism Jakarta Post. August
23, 2016. The government has retained articles banning communism in a proposed
revision of the Criminal Code (KUHP), raising concerns that a crackdown
on cultural events and anything else related to the ideology will continue.
continues to be shamefully silent on Indonesia's human rights abuses
The Conversation. August 22, 2016. Here's the glaring omission in Australian
Attorney-General George Brandis' list of issues raised with Indonesian
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in Jakarta this month: human rights.
Jokowi makes a questionable appointment East Asia Forum. August 22,
2016. In July, Indonesian President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo courted controversy
by appointing a former New Order general who has been accused of human
rights abuses, Wiranto, as Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and
fishermen implicate Oz in Montara oil spill Jakarta Post. August
23, 2016. Indonesian fishermen from East Nusa Tenggara kicked off their
legal battle on Monday at an Australian court, demanding justice for an
oil spill in the Montara oil field that has destroyed their livelihoods
for the past seven years.
governments' responses to Thai referendum: Predictably weak Ugly
Truth Thailand. August 21, 2016. In this blog I have long argued that while
any "international bad press" about the Thai junta, generated by the comments
from Western governments is welcome, none of these governments can be relied
upon or trusted to maintain a principled stand against the military dictatorship.
discriminatory policies proliferate in regions Jakarta Post. August
20, 2016. If you are a woman residing in Sumedang, West Java, going out
alone at night may now pose problems. The city has issued a regional bylaw
stipulating that anyone with an "eye-catching appearance", one that could
encourage others to engage in sexual behavior, shall be punished.
marriage campaign gains ground Jakarta Post. August 20, 2016. The
hashtag #NikahMuda (#MarriedYoung) recently went viral after Muhammad Alvin
Faiz, the 17-year-old son of popular Islamic preacher Arifin Ilham, married
a 20-year-old named Larissa Chou earlier this month.
RI disregards its own laws Jakarta Post. August 20, 2016. Recently,
the Attorney General's Office (AGO) held another round of executions and,
similar to last year's executions, all those executed were drug offenders.
body probes Air Force violence Jakarta Post. August 19, 2016. The
National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) is launching an investigation
into the recent violence carried out by Air Force personnel against residents
and journalists during a protest in Sari Rejo, Medan, North Sumatra.
and low trust in Papua Jakarta Post. August 18, 2016. Trust is the
most crucial factor for a state dealing with regional dissatisfactions
that turn to conflict. And the absence of this vital prerequisite for constructive
engagement is clear to see when there have been no truly genuine and consistent
efforts to build it.
brutality caught on camera Jakarta Post. August 17, 2016. Acts of
violence by Indonesian Air Force personnel during a clash with residents
of Sari Rejo subdistrict, Medan Polonia district, on Monday, were recorded
by a CCTV camera at Al-Hasanah Mosque on Jl. Teratai, Medan, North Sumatra.
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