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Land & Agrarian Conflicts

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June 22, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - June 22, 2022

Merauke, Jubi – A number of Tanah Miring residents visited the Merauke Police on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, to dispute a 53-hectare land in Yaba Maru Village SP 9, Tanah Miring District.

June 6, 2022

CNN Indonesia - June 6, 2022

Jakarta – Residents from the Wadas Village Nature Concern Social Movement (Gempadewa) were blocked by razor wire when they held an action on International Environment Day at the offices

June 3, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - June 3, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The Byak'Si Community Movement has submitted to the Synod of the Evangelical Christian Church (GKI) Papua its aspiration to reject the Biak Spaceport development plan i

May 18, 2022

Kompas.com - May 18, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – Institute for Public Research and Advocacy (Elsam) Advocacy Manager Busyrol Fuad suggests there is a paradox within the government over agrarian policies.

May 16, 2022

Mongabay - May 16, 2022

Donny Iqbal, Warief Djajanto Basorie – "Recover Citatah Karst, Make People Prosper." That's the call printed in red letters on a huge white banner pinned on a limestone cliff in Indones

April 29, 2022

Mongabay - April 29, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A court in Jakarta has rejected a lawsuit by a remote island community against a gold-mining operation that overlaps onto their villages, in a ruling deeme

April 19, 2022

AwasMIFEE and TAPOL Press Release - April 19, 2022

London – Plans to establish 'Food Estates' were announced by the Indonesian government at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic because, it said, it wanted to ensure Indonesia's food s

February 25, 2022

Kompas.com - February 25, 2022

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is asking Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD to apol

Kompas.com - February 25, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated the Poso Energy hydroelectric power plant (PLTA) in Central Sulawesi on Friday February 25.

Tempo - February 25, 2022

Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) commissioner Beka Ulung Hapsara in an online press conference on Thursday highlighted the underlying i

Kompas.com - February 25, 2022

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Scores of Wadas Village residents in the Bener sub-district of Purworejo regency, Central Java, were arrested and detained by police.

February 24, 2022

Tempo - February 24, 2022

Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Protesters calling themselves the Civil Coalition against Eviction demand Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan revoke Gubernatorial Regulation or Pergub No.

February 17, 2022

Suara Jogja - February 17, 2022

Eleonora PEW – Academics from a number of campuses have declared their opposition to the construction of an andesite rock quarry at Wadas Village.

February 16, 2022

CNN Indonesia - February 16, 2022

Jakarta – The Yogyakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that in addition to the @Wadas_Melawan (@Wadas_Resists) Twitter account, eight other Twitter accounts belonging to

February 14, 2022

Mongabay - February 14, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Local opposition to a mine on Indonesia's Java Island, and the heavy-handed police crackdown on protesters, has turned the national spotlight on a spate of

February 12, 2022

Tempo - February 12, 2022

Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) opined that the intimidation done by the authorities in Wadas Village, Purworejo, Central Java was included as a human rig

February 11, 2022

Tempo - February 11, 2022

Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – Director of Amnesty International Usman Hamid assessed that the excessive deployment of police officers in Wadas Village, Bener District, Purworejo Regency

February 10, 2022

Kompas.com - February 10, 2022

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The mobilisation of hundreds of fully armed police to Wadas Village in Purworejo regency, Central Java, on Tuesday February 8, has attracted criticism from ma

Tempo - February 10, 2022

Jamal A Nashr, Jakarta – The Central Java Police spokesperson Commissioner Iqbal Alqudusy, said that 250 police personnel has been mobilized to guard the land measurement process at the

CNN Indonesia - February 10, 2022

Jakarta – The Wadas Village Nature Concern Social Movement (Gempadewa) says that the visit by Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo to Wadas Village in Bener, Purworejo regency, on Wedne

Tempo - February 10, 2022

Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) urged National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo to evaluate the repressive actions committed by the Central Java Poli

February 9, 2022

CNN Indonesia - February 9, 2022

Jakarta – A resident of Wadas Village has reported that scores of police units entered their village in the Bener sub-district of Purworejo regency, East Java, on the morning of Wednesd

Tempo - February 9, 2022

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights or Komnas HAM strongly condemned acts of violence committed by police against residents and legal assistants for resident

Mongabay - February 9, 2022

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – In the nearly two years since Indonesian lawmakers passed a controversial mining law, the legislation has increasingly been used by police to arrest villag

CNN Indonesia - February 9, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Chairperson Muhammad Isnur has accused Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD of lying over an incide

CNN Indonesia - February 9, 2022

Jakarta – A number of professional organisations have slammed the alleged throttling of the internet at Wadas Village in Bener sub-district, Purworejo regency, Central Java, which has m

Tempo - February 9, 2022

Jamal A. Nashr, Jakarta – The Yogyakarta Legal Aid Institute or LBH Yogyakarta said its Instagram account had been inaccessible since 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.

UCA News - February 9, 2022

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian rights groups have called for the release of dozens of farmers and activists, they say were wrongfully arrested on Feb.

Tempo - February 9, 2022

Jamal A. Nashr, Purworejo – As many as 64 residents of Wadas Village, Bener District, Purworejo, were arrested by the police on Tuesday, Feb.

February 8, 2022

Kompas.com - February 8, 2022

Rachmawati, Yogyakarta – A petition has emerged opposing andesite rock mining for the construction of the Bener Dam project at Wadas Village in Bener sub-district, Purworejo regency, Ce

Tempo - February 8, 2022

Francisca Christy Rosana, Jamal A.

January 10, 2022

Tempo - January 10, 2022

Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – Indonesian Farmers Union (SPI) chairperson Henry Saragih on Monday responded to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's decision to revoke mining and forest-use permits

January 7, 2022

CNN Indonesia - January 7, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) supports the move by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to revoke some 2,078 mining business permits which are inactive or "lying

January 6, 2022

CNN Indonesia - January 6, 2022

Jakarta – The Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) has revealed that throughout 2021 almost 50 percent of land procured by the government for national strategic projects (PSN) originated fr

December 29, 2021

Mongabay - December 29, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – In 2020, residents of Suka Mukti village in southern Sumatra paid 10 million rupiah each, about $700, to a government agency to obtain titles to their land

November 29, 2021

UCA News - November 29, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Tano Batak indigenous people in North Sumatra will continue protests in Jakarta after several protesters were arrested at a demonstration outside Indonesia's Env

Mongabay - November 29, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia has no effective mechanism for resolving its epidemic of land conflicts between rural communities and palm oil companies, according to a new stud

November 22, 2021

Agence France-Presse - November 22, 2021

Haeril Halim and Lucie Godeau, Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara – The holiday island of Lombok welcomed thousands of fans Sunday for Indonesia's first superbike race on a new circuit that

October 28, 2021

Mongabay - October 28, 2021

Kulon Progo, Indonesia – On the coastline south of one of Java's oldest kingdoms, a group of chili farmers grapples with a centuries-old sultanate on ancient plains of dark sand.

September 22, 2021

UCA News - September 22, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The families of 21 Catholic farmers detained by police for more than two months over a land dispute in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province have sought help fro

July 29, 2021

Radio Free Asia - July 29, 2021

Indonesia – Some residents of an Indonesian island where a world-class luxury resort and motor-racing circuit is being constructed with China-linked money say they have been threatened

June 17, 2021

June 10, 2021

Mongabay - June 10, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An Indonesian court has upheld a landmark 2017 ruling that all plantation data and maps in the country must be made publicly available – a ruling that the

April 26, 2021

UCA News - April 26, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Ruteng – Legal experts in the Indonesian Church have agreed to help two farmers in East Nusa Tenggara province sue provincial officials, including the governor, for issuing

March 25, 2021

Coconuts Bali - March 25, 2021

A Bali hotel owner has acknowledged that beaches are public property and that his staff shouldn't have kicked out a local who was sitting on the sand in front of the hotel.

March 20, 2021

CNN Indonesia - March 20, 2021

Jakarta – The Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that the forced evictions of Buntu Lane II residents in Pancoran, East Jakarta, by officials of the state-owned oil-and-gas company

March 17, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - March 17, 2021

Hans Kapisa, Bintuni, Jubi – Indigenous people in Fruata and Rauna villages in Bintuni Bay Regency, in West Papua province, rejected logging activities done by PT Prabu Alaska in the fo

March 16, 2021

Mongabay - March 16, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – The framework for resolving land disputes involving palm oil companies in Indonesian Borneo has largely failed, allowing conflicts to fester for a decade o

March 3, 2021

UCA News - March 3, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Police in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province have charged a Catholic priest with a public order offense in what he says is a move to silence him.