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International concern about palm oil expansion in Indonesia

International concern about palm oil expansion in Indonesia


Berlin, 16 February 2009

Press Release by Watch Indonesia! and Rettet den Regenwald e.V.

 

10.000 EU-citizens demand the release of environmental defender M. Rusdi in Jambi, Sumatra

 

More than 10.000 EU-citizens demand the release of M. Rusdi, head of Karang Mendapo village, who was detained on 28 January 2009. They signed a petition brought forward by Rettet den Regenwald and Watch Indonesia!. Representatives of these environmental and human rights groups handed over the petition to the Indonesian embassy in ... read more

Posted on 04:25 AM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Resistance against Palm Oil – Unlawful Arrest of farmers’ resistance leader in Jambi, Indonesia

Resistance against Palm Oil – Unlawful Arrest of farmers’ resistance leader in Jambi, Indonesia


Berlin, 05 February 2009

Watch Indonesia! – urgent appeal

Dear Friends, dear colleagues,

Watch Indonesia! and Rettet den Regenwald write to inform you about the unlawful arrest of farmers‘ resistance leader Muhammad Rusdi of Karang Mendapo village, Jambi province, Indonesia. This case is related to one of the countless land conflicts that occur in Indonesia due to the massive expansion of palm oil plantations. Rusdi’s arrest is seen as an attempt to silence the inspiring protest of Karang Mendapo-farmers that is becoming ... read more

Posted on 04:47 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Harapan pada Partai Politik

Harapan pada Partai Politik


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Indonesian version

Posted on 12:45 PM in democracy, Elections & Political Parties, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Indonesien: Versagen bei der Bewältigung der Vergangenheit

Indonesien: Versagen bei der Bewältigung der Vergangenheit


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German version

Posted on 03:46 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Transitional Justice, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Freispruch im Mordfall Munir: <BR>Straflosigkeit in Indonesien geht weiter

Freispruch im Mordfall Munir:
Straflosigkeit in Indonesien geht weiter


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German version

Posted on 02:29 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Keine Sühne für Giftmord an Menschenrechtler

Keine Sühne für Giftmord an Menschenrechtler


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German version

Posted on 02:11 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Bleibt Mord an indonesischem Menschenrechtler Munir ungesühnt?

Bleibt Mord an indonesischem Menschenrechtler Munir ungesühnt?


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German version

Posted on 05:16 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Acquittal in the Murder of Indonesian Rights Activist Strengthens Impunity

Acquittal in the Murder of Indonesian Rights Activist Strengthens Impunity


01 January 2009

On 31 December 2008, the South Jakarta District Court acquitted Muchdi Purwopranjono, former Deputy Director of Indonesia’s national intelligence agency (BIN), for want of evidence. He has been charged with the murder of well-known human rights lawyer Munir. Watch Indonesia! criticizes the flawed conduct of judges and prosecutors: due to the implausible motive of the indictment, the weak evidence presented and the lack of witness protection, a conviction of Muchdi in accordance with rule of law-standards would have ... read more

Posted on 04:50 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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Aerial bombardment of peasants in Sumatran village


Berlin, 23rd December 2008

Press Release

On Thursday, 18th December, hundreds of police and paramilitaries attacked the Sumatran village Suluk Bongkal in Riau Province with tear gas and guns. A helicopter dropped incendiary devices on the village, with eye witnesses alleging that napalm was used. Hundreds of houses immediately went up in flames. Two young children were killed and many people were injured. Most of the villagers have fled into the forest. Others have been arrested. Two days later, a helicopter flew ... read more

Posted on 04:31 AM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Environment & Climate, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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Dari Isu Utama Buruh ke Isu Demokrasi dan HAM

Dari Isu Utama Buruh ke Isu Demokrasi dan HAM


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Indonesian version

Posted on 05:19 PM in democracy, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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