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Waruno Mahdi: Ich kann noch leben

Waruno Mahdi: Ich kann noch leben


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Appointment of General Wiranto (Retired) as Minister confirms the deep-rooted impunity in Indonesia

Appointment of General Wiranto (Retired) as Minister confirms the deep-rooted impunity in Indonesia


 

July 27, 2016

Open Statement 

Three human rights groups, TAPOL, ETAN, and Watch Indonesia!, today criticized President Joko (Jokowi) Widodo’s appointment of former Indonesian Military (TNI) commander General (Ret.) Wiranto as Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs minister. Wiranto replaces General (Ret.) Luhut Pandjaitan. Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, told the media that Wiranto was appointed “because he had been well-tested and was experienced in resolving various assignments, especially during the transition period from the New Order to ... read more

Posted on 08:13 PM in Joint Open Letters, Justice, History & Overview, History & Overview, Human Rights, Human Rights, Indonesia, Open Letters, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice, Transitional Justice
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LGBT-Rechte in Indonesien – In akuter Gefahr?

LGBT-Rechte in Indonesien – In akuter Gefahr?


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I’m so sorry

I’m so sorry


Information and Analysis, 23 May 2016

by Alex Flor

Does a Head of State need to apologize?

In 1970 Willy Brandt fell on his knees in front of a monument in memory of the victims in the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw. As the Chancellor of Germany he claimed responsibility for mass killings in the name of Germany, performed by a former regime. Willy Brandt has never been part of that NAZI regime, instead he found himself as a victim ... read more

Posted on 01:24 AM in Justice, History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Publications, Transitional Justice
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Benedict Anderson’s View of Nationalism

Benedict Anderson’s View of Nationalism


The Nation, May 19, 2016

http://www.thenation.com/article/benedict-andersons-view-of-nationalism

The child of late empire, who transformed the field of area studies,
lived a life beyond boundaries.

By Scott Sherman

In 1967, Sudisman, the general secretary of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), whose ranks had just been decimated in a series of massacres that left hundreds of thousands dead, was put on trial. Of the top five PKI leaders, Sudisman was the only one who appeared in court; the others were shot. ... read more

Posted on 12:06 AM in democracy, Justice, History & Overview, Indonesia, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Watch Indonesia: Maaf Penting bagi Penyelesaian Kasus 1965

Watch Indonesia: Maaf Penting bagi Penyelesaian Kasus 1965


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Truth Seeking and Formal Public Apology is Essential for 1965/1966 Resolution

Truth Seeking and Formal Public Apology is Essential for 1965/1966 Resolution


29 April 2016

Luhut Panjaitan
Coordinating Ministry for Politics, Law and Security Affairs
Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No. 15
Jakarta Pusat 10110
Indonesia

Dear Minister,

Amnesty International, ETAN (East Timor and Indonesia Action Network), TAPOL and Watch Indonesia! are writing to urge you to take the important steps necessary to ensure that the national symposium on the 1965 tragedy, held in Jakarta on 18 and 19 April, leads to justice, truth and reparation for victims.

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Posted on 01:33 AM in Joint Open Letters, Justice, History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia, Open Letters, Publications, Transitional Justice
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Angesagt! – aus der Arbeit von Watch Indonesia!

Angesagt! – aus der Arbeit von Watch Indonesia!


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Posted on 11:22 PM in Aceh, Agro Fuels, Activities, democracy, Elections & Political Parties, Justice, History & Overview, Human Development, Human Rights, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, Recent Activities, Land & Indigenous Rights, East Timor, Papua, Press Freedom, Rainforest, Society & Religion, Transitional Justice, Environment & Climate
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Obituari Ben Anderson: Tabik Oom Kol..Cup..Cup!

Obituari Ben Anderson: Tabik Oom Kol..Cup..Cup!


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Ziarah Terakhir Seorang Pembangkang

Ziarah Terakhir Seorang Pembangkang


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