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Human Rights Watch welcomes the adoption of the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of Indonesia, which reflects recommendations to protect the rights of religious minorities, women and girls and urges the elimination of…
Murni Amris, an Acehnese woman, is caned as part of her sentence in the courtyard of a mosque in Aceh Besar district, Indonesia's Aceh province October 1, 2010.
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(Jakarta) – Today we will be addressing what to do about the 1965 killings. Why do these still matter and how can we properly address them? Obviously the murder of at least half a million people in the course of a few months is one of the most horrendous…
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  Testimony of John Sifton, Asia Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch:   Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing of May 23, 2012 “Human Rights in Indonesia”   Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank you for inviting me to testify today, and thank the…
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Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists, Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Dignity International, and Article 19 welcome the first official consultation between ASEAN Intergovernmental…
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Indonesia has made great strides in recent years in consolidating a stable, democratic government with a strong civil society and independent media, but serious human rights concerns remain. While senior officials often speak of protecting human rights,…
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Summary of Main Issues of Concern Although Indonesia has made great strides in consolidating a stable, democratic government with a strong civil society and independent media since the previous UPR in 2008, serious human rights concerns remain. While…
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1. Main issues of concern: Human rights abuses in Papua and West Papua In 2006 Indonesia succeeded in securing membership of both the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council. Indonesia also acceded to the ICCPR and the ICESCR. These are…
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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…
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Fatima (not her real name) is an Iraqi refugee with three daughters (7, 16 and 17) and one son (12). Their father is now living in Sydney. He fled from political persecution in Iraq in September 1999, first to Syria and then on to Australia. His wife did…
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Geneva Mr. Chairman, It is laudable that President Andrés Pastrana and his Armed Forces chiefs have made strong statements against paramilitaries.Paramilitary activity has increased and these groups, often working with the tolerance or support of the…
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I am a twenty-two year old field worker for the nongovernmental organization Rehabilitation Action for Torture Victims in Aceh (RATA). We provide counseling and rehabilitation services to victims of torture and abuse in Aceh… "Then the cuak ordered us to…
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The first free elections in Indonesia since 1955 are now less than a month away. I would like to focus my attention on areas where the forthcoming election has generated little excitement and where discontent with the government in Jakarta is so deep…
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Indonesia may be at a more dangerous crossroad now than at any time in the last thirty years. When I was there last month, it was exploding in violence from one end of the country to the other. A virtual civil war was taking place in Ambon, in eastern…