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Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse…
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Government Should Open Central Highlands to Independent Observers

(Jakarta) - In the Central Highlands of remote Papua province, a region closed to outside observers, police appear to be routinely committing serious abuses, such as extrajudicial executions, torture and rape, with impunity, Human Rights Watch said in a…
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Out of Sight Endemic Abuse and Impunity in Papua's Central Highlands Map of Papua and West Irian Jaya I. Summary Methodology II. Key Recommendations Human Rights Watch urges the Indonesian government to: III. Background Roots of the Papuan conflict…
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(New York) -- Human Rights Watch today called on the Indonesian government to launch a thorough and impartial investigation into the killing of Dayan Dawood, the rector of Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh. The American-trained Prof. Dawood, fifty-five…
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The Indonesian government should investigate the assassination of Prof. Safwan Idris, a prominent academic in the Aceh region of Indonesia, Human Rights Watch said today. Prof. Idris, the rector of the Ar Raniry State Institute of Islamic Studies (IAIN)…