A pro-independence protest in Papua has been met with a violent response by the Indonesian security forces as four demonstrators were shot by the police, prompting Amnesty International to call on the authorities to halt the excessive use of force.
UN Special Rapporteur Calls for Immediate Release of All Political Prisoners and Prisoners of Conscience, and a Moratorium on Executions.
(October 11, 2012) Cataloguing “a wide range of human rights violations,” UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed released his third report today. The Iranian government has thus far failed to cooperate with the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and to address the issues raised in his two earlier reports.
PAPUAN, Jayapura— Matius Murib, Direktur Baptis Voice Papua, kepada suarapapua.com, Minggu (28/10) pagi, menegaskan bahwa telah terjadi kejahatan kemanusiaan di tanah Papua, dengan pelakunya adalah aparat keamanan Indonesia. “Dari situasi kekerasan...
President’s visit prompts fresh concerns about arms sales and training of anti-terror police
30 October 2012 – British-funded training of Indonesia’s anti-terror police, Special Detachment 88, should be reviewed in the light of serious concerns about the unit’s human rights record and its operations in Papua, says TAPOL ahead of a state visit to London by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono from 31 October to 2 November 2012.
Dogiyai: Ratusan warga mendatangi Kantor DPRD Kabupaten Dogiyai, Papua Barat, Selasa (30/10). Mereka hendak mempertanyakan surat keputusan (SK) pelantikan Bupati dan Wakil Bupati Kabupaten Dogiyai, yang dianggap palsu oleh DPRD setempat.
Departing from the monarchical tradition of Britain, the founding fathers of the United States created a system in which the American people had the power and responsibility to select their leader. Under this new order, George Washington, the first U.S. president, was elected in 1789. At the time, only white men who owned property could vote, but the 15th, 19th and 26th Amendments to the Constitution have since expanded the right of suffrage to all citizens over 18.
Taking place every four years, presidential campaigns and elections have evolved into a series of fiercely fought, and sometimes controversial, contests, now played out in the 24-hour news cycle. The stories behind each election—some ending in landslide victories, others decided by the narrowest of margins—provide a roadmap to the events of U.S. history.
The government of Indonesia this month responded to UN recommendations to recognize the rights of its indigenous peoples by claiming that none live in the country. In a response to the UN's Universal Periodic Review, a four–year human rights check-up...
JAKARTA: Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan (Kontras) menilai Papua akan dijadikan wilayah operasi Detasemen Khusus (Densus) 88 sehingga kekerasan di provinsi tersebut akan terus berlangsung. Kalangan masyarakat sipil mendesak untuk dilakukannya penarikan TNI dan Polri.
KontraS, the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence has drawn the conclusion that from January to October this year, 107 people have been injured as a result of acts of violence.
The commission also stated that as many as 81 acts of violence occurred in Papua.Thirty-one of these people died as a result of their injuries. A spokesperson for KontraS, Sri, said that KontraS believes that since January this year, scores of acts of violence have engulfed Papua.
In a press release issued on 26 October, she said that at least thirty-one people had died and 107 people had been injured.
This press release was issued in Jakarta together with several other NGOs, including NAPAS, BUK and YAPHAM. The NGOs were keen to draw attention to the current situation in Papua which is becoming increasingly tense.
KontraS believes that there are serious restrictions to democracy in Papua .
'It is a serious challenge for civil society to criticise the policy being pursued by the government,' said KontraS
A Papuan activist n Jakarta, Martin Goo said that the continuing suppression of democracy in Papua has triggered a number of conflicts in Papua. There has also been an intensification of acts of terrorism which, he said, were being perpetrated by certain groups who are against the people's struggle for justice.
JAKARTA--Sedikitnya empat organisasi pemantau hak asasi manusia (HAM) di London, Inggris akan melakukan demonstrasi soal demokrasi di Papua serta asistensi pelatihan militer negara tersebut untuk Indonesia, terkait dengan kunjungan kerja Presiden...
I'm generally skeptical of any award given out so closely to the release of an honoree's film. It's an extra press release, another sound bite, and a little something for the likes of Entertainment Tonight, Extra!, and TMZ to shill. Yawn.
That said, it was worth following The Hollywood Reporter's extensive coverage of the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award, presented to Cloud Atlas codirector Lana Wachowski.
An interview with Wahyudi Djafar published by the Asian Human Rights Commission
Wahyudi Djafar, a lawyer and researcher at the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) in Indonesia spoke to the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) on the recent judgment of the Constitutional Court concerning the Law on Intelligent. He also shared his observation as well as experience on human rights and legislation trend in the country.
JAKARTA: An advertisement reading “Indonesian maids now on SALE!!!” seen tacked to trees in Kuala Lumpur has incensed Indonesian lawmakers in the latest row between the neighboring countries.
“The Indonesian government should sue the ones who made that ad,” Golkar Party lawmaker Poempida Hidayatullah said. “[The government] should ask Malaysia about their seriousness in handling Indonesian migrant workers.”
A photo of the flyer, which listed a 40 percent discount on placement fees for Indonesian maids, was tweeted by Anis Hidayah, the executive director of Migrant Care on Sunday.
The Jakarta Post/ANNCivil society groups in Asean countries have expressed disappointment over the content and process of the first-ever Asean human rights declaration, which aims to ensure human rights protection for 600 million people in the region.
Yuyun Wahyuningrum, senior advisor on Asean and Human Rights at the watchdog Human Rights Working Groups, which represents more than 50 human rights groups in Indonesia, said that the draft did not reflect the universal values that Asean pledged to uphold.
"We are disappointed over the content and drafting process, which lacks transparency. Up to now, the document has not been shared with the public. This is not best practice," Wahyuningrum told The Jakarta Post.
The government of Indonesia this month responded to UN recommendations to recognize the rights of its indigenous peoples by claiming that none live in the country. In a response to the UN's Universal Periodic Review, a four–year human rights check-up for all countries, Indonesia said,
"The Government of Indonesia supports the promotion and protection of indigenous people worldwide… Indonesia, however, does not recognize the application of the indigenous peoples concept… in the country."
Seoul: Istri pemimpin Korea Utara Kim Jong-Un kembali muncul di publik setelah menghilang dari depan umum. Ri Sol-Ju, istri Jong-Un, menghilang selama 50 hari. Ia muncul di tengah-tengah isu kehamilannya atau kehilangan pengaruh.
Kantor Berita Resmi Korea Utara (KCNA) mengatakan, Ri Sol-Ju mendampingi suaminya di sebuah pertunjukan musik dan pertandingan sepak bola di Pyongyang, Senin (29/10).
Di tujukan kepada seluruh orang asli Papua di seantero Tanah PAPUA Tercinta: Apakah sdra/i mengetahui atau memiliki dokumen sejarah atau informasi sejarah yg bisa di pertanggungjawabkan secara akademik bahwa pada tanggal 28 Oktober 1928 Cetusnya Sumpah Pemuda, hadir wakil tokoh pemuda orang asli Papua sebagai peserta r esmi dalam peristiwa tersebut sumpah pemuda??....
Jawaban atas pertanyaan ini sangat kami butuhkan di Putra Serui ; karena di SERUI Papua saat ini ada sekelompok orang termasuk pemerintah daerah setempat mengklaim bahwa pada tanggal 28 Oktober 1928 Momentum Sumpah Pemuda, ada salah seorang Putra Asli Papua atas nama: AITAI KARUBABA asal kampung Ambai Kabupaten Yapen Serui menghadiri peristiwa cetusnya Sumpah Pemuda.
Memperingati HUT Sumpah Pemuda 28 Oktober 1928, Wakil Bupati Kepulauan Yapen (Frans Sanadi), Dandim 1709 Serui dan Ketua KNPI Kepulauan Yapen (Herman Woriori) beserta rombongan Pemuda dan Pelajar melakukan siara ke kuburan AITAI KARUBABA di Kampung Ambai dan mencanangkan rencana pembangunan tugu peringantan almarhum Aitai Karubaba sebagai Tokoh Pemuda wakil Papua pada peristiwa Sumpah Pemuda 84 Tahun silam.
Tentu sebagai seorang guru saya MERAGUKAN temuan sejarah kipra Aitai Karubaba (almrhum) yg sedang di populerkan di Serui saat ini. Saya menilai temuan yg sedang dibuka atas nama Sejarah; baik Sejarah sebagai Ilmu maupun sejarah sebagai peristiwa masa lampau dalam konteks ini adalah TIDAK BENAR. Temuan tersebut BERDIMENSI POLITIK untuk memenuhi kepentingan NKRI atas Papua.
Mohon dukungan bantuan para Ilmuwan dan para Pakar Sejarah Asli Papua meneluri dan membuktikan Wacana Sejarah tersebut. Saya tunggu tanggapan sdra/i di email: email@example.com
Surabaya. The East Java branch of Indonesia's largest Muslim organization has reported Tempo Magazine to the Indonesia Press Council after the publication accused some of its clerics of being behind the Indonesian communist purges of the late 1960s.