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Petition: Foundation should withdraw World Statesman Award to Indonesia’s President

Petition: Foundation should withdraw World Statesman Award to Indonesia’s President


Watch Indonesia!e.V.
Urbanstr.114
10967 Berlin

www.watchindonesia.org
email: watchindonesia@watchindonesia.org

Berlin, 22 Mai 2013

Dear readers,

our colleagues from ETAN in New York have raised a petition to withdraw the World Statesman Award to Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The Award was given by the New York based Appeal of Conscience Foundation. Given the situation of religious freedom in Indonesia and the President’s role in it the Foundation’s choice is “bizarre” say Jeremy Menchik in tablet.mag. 

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Posted on 05:41 AM in Activities, democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, Publications, Society & Religion, Watch's Open Letters
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Legislation to implement CAVR and CTF recommendations

Legislation to implement CAVR and CTF recommendations


Watch Indonesia! – For Democracy, Human Rights and Environment in Indonesia and East Timor

Your Excellency
Fernando Lasama de Araujo
President
National Parliament
Timor-Leste

Berlin, 24. January 2012

Your Excellency

Over twenty years ago, it was human rights abuses in Timor-Leste that led to the establishment of Watch Indonesia! in Germany in reaction to the Santa Cruz massacre. Since then, we have actively followed the human rights situation in the country, campaigned together with our friends in Timor-Leste ... read more

Posted on 02:04 AM in Human Rights, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice, Watch's Open Letters
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Call for the immediate release of WALHI’s activists

Call for the immediate release of WALHI’s activists


14th May, 2009

To the Chief of Police Forces of the Republic of Indonesia (Kapolri)General Bambang Hendraso Danuri Jl.Trinojoyo No.3 Kebayoran Baru – Jakarta Selatan Fax: +62-(21)-3925527 General Bambang Hendraso Danuri,

Watch Indonesia! is a Human Rights organization based in Berlin, Germany. We have received information that the police in Manado has arrested Berry Nahdian Furqon (Director of WALHI – Friends of the Earth Indonesia) and Erwin Usman (Head of WALHI’s Regional Department ). The aforementioned Indonesian citizens were arrested during a ... read more

Posted on 12:08 PM in Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch's Open Letters
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Open letter to European Commission Biomass Action Plan and the European Biofuel Directive

Open letter to European Commission Biomass Action Plan and the European Biofuel Directive


Berlin, January 3, 2007

Dear Madam, dear Sir,

on January 10th, 2007, the European Commission is going to make an announcement about the review of the Biomass Action Plan and the European Biofuel Directive.

In December 2006, the European Parliament recognized that the lack of clear environmental standards and safeguards could have significant negative effects, such as an increase in tropical deforestation, agriculture intensification and biodiversity losses in Europe and abroad, while failing to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For producer countries like ... read more

Posted on 09:05 PM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch's Open Letters
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Drop plans to burn palm oil in power stations!

Drop plans to burn palm oil in power stations!


10 Oktober 2006

Letter to Richard Frost and Anita Longley, Npower (RWE)

Berlin, 10 Oktober 2006

Dear Mrs. Longley, Dear Mr. Frost,

We are deeply concerned about your plans to burn palm oil in power stations under the Renewables Obligation. The Renewables Obligation is supposed to help companies develop clean, climate-friendly technologies and a viable domestic renewable energy sector. Palm oil is neither clean nor climate-friendly. For producer countries like Indonesia, the growing demand for palm oil turns ... read more

Posted on 05:06 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch's Open Letters
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Palm oil plantations for biofuel production threaten tropical rainforest in Kalimantan

Palm oil plantations for biofuel production threaten tropical rainforest in Kalimantan


Open Letter

October 13, 2005

Francois Lamoureux Director-General Directorate-General Energy and Transport European Commission Dear. Mr. Lamoureux,

I am writing to express my concern about using palm oil and soya biomass as biofuels. To fulfill the demand for biofuel, large areas of tropical rainforests are currently already converted into plantations, with the effect, that lowland rainforest, especially in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, are cut down. Considering geological and ecological conditions in Borneo, in only a few years Borneo will become a ... read more

Posted on 08:19 AM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch's Open Letters
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Indonesien will UN-Expertenkommission die Einreise verweigern

Indonesien will UN-Expertenkommission die Einreise verweigern


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Posted on 03:04 PM in Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice, Transitional Justice, Watch's Open Letters
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Watch Indonesia! fordert Verlängerung des EU-Embargos für Waffenexporte und militärische Zusammenarbeit mit Indonesien


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Posted on 10:15 AM in democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Publications, security sector, Watch's Open Letters
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Terror in Osttimor macht schnelles Handeln erforderlich

Terror in Osttimor macht schnelles Handeln erforderlich


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Posted on 09:59 AM in Human Rights, Human Rights, Indonesia, East Timor, Publications, Watch's Open Letters
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Offener Brief zum Thema doppelte Staatsangehörigkeit

Offener Brief zum Thema doppelte Staatsangehörigkeit


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Posted on 09:50 AM in democracy, Judiciary & Administration, Publications, Watch's Open Letters
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