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INDONESIA: Denial of right to freedom of association and expression, threats to human rights defenders

Indonesia’s new democracy is facing its greatest threat to date. While the world’s attention is on whether President Wahid will stay in office or not some organisations have taken the oppo...

INDONESIA: 12 of the Bandung 19 still in jail after forced confessions

Following is an update from our friends in Indonesia regarding the 19 young activists detained after the labour law and oil prices protests in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. 7 of the 19 have been rele...

INDONESIA: Restore Rule of Law in Aceh

The Indonesian parliament has authorised the Indonesian Military (TNI) to conduct a 'limited military operation' (re-labelled a 'limited security operation') in Aceh against the Free Aceh Movement (GA...

INDONESIA: Coffins of 1965 victims raided by mob

As reported previously (UA 40/00), 26 victims of the 1965-66 Indonesian massacre were exhumed in November 2000 in the first official opening of a mass grave from that period. The organisation which co...

INDONESIA: Denial of Right to a Nationality

More than 100 stateless people in the Tegal Alur slum in Cengkareng, West Jakarta, have appealed to the government to grant them Indonesian citizenship. All of the stateless people are Chinese migrant...

UPDATE(INDONESIA): Indonesia frees political prisoners

UPDATES UPDATES UPDATES UPDATES UPDATES UPDATES UPDATES UPDATES  URGENT APPEAL PROGRAMME – ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION  AHRC UA Index: 000112 January 2000  ————̵...

INDONESIA: Mass grave uncovered – impunity over 1965 Massacre must end

URGENT ACTION URGENT ACTION URGENT ACTION URGENT ACTION URGENT  ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM  AHRC UA Index: 001123 23 November 2000  ————...

INDONESIA: Aceh killings require proper investigation

Professor Shafwan Idris (51), Rector of IAIN Ar-Raniry, the State Islamic Studies Institute, Aceh, was fatally wounded (shot in the face at close range) on 16 September. He was killed at his home (IAI...

INDONESIA(RENEWED): STOP THE WAR IN MALUKU !

URGENT ACTION URGENT ACTION URGENT ACTION URGENT ACTION URGENT  ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEAL PROGRAMME  AHRC UA Index:000602 2 June 2000  —————&...

INDONESIA: STOP THE WAR IN MALUKU !

URGENT ACTION URGENT ACTION URGENT ACTION URGENT ACTION URGENT  ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEAL PROGRAMME  AHRC UA Index:000505 23 May 2000  —————&...

INDONESIA: STOP THE WAR IN MALUKU !

STOP THE WAR IN MALUKU !  AHRC has been receiving increasingly alarming and desperate calls for attention for the rising violent situation throughout the Moluccan Islands, East Indonesia. The fightin...

INDONESIA/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Kartini sentenced to death by stoning

We have received news of Kartini (full name Karteen Karikander), the Indonesian domestic worker who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery in the United Arab Emirates. Our reliable contact vis...

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Indonesian national sentenced to death by stoning

MARCH 8: We have received some very disturbing information from the Indonesian Women’s Solidarity for Human Rights organisation (Perserikatan Solidaritas Perempuan) regarding an Indonesian domes...

ACEH: 5 Students leaders and their driver arrested and

8 MARCH 2000: Five student activists and their driver were arrested in East Aceh as they were returning from a meeting in Lhokseumawe. Their precise whereabouts is currently unknown, but they are prob...

INDONESIA/ACEH: Humanitarian workers and human rights activist attacked

Humanitarian workers and activist who are assistings victims of the on going arms conflict are often not welcome by both the armed rebels and the Indonesian military. Humanitarian workers and activist...

East Timor: Open Letter to Habibie – Free Xanana Gusmao Now!

The Asia Pacific Coalition for East Timor’s (APCET) open letter to Habibie and the governments of ASEAN to free Xanana Gusmao now. We are seeking endorsement until 14 February 1999 for submissio...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Indonesia): Alleged unlawful arrest of an activist 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal regarding the arrest of Mr. Muhammad Rusdi, a farmer in Karang Mendapo village who has been actively involved in camp...

INDONESIA: 37 peasants wounded by a police shooting during a gathering in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding a press release to you issued by La Via Campesina (International farmers movement), regarding the police’s crack down on a pe...

INDONESIA: Journalist stabbed in Indonesia

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Amnesty International about the stabbing of a journalist in Papua Indonesia on March 3, 2011. For more informati...

FORWARDED APPEAL (Indonesia): Two Indonesian prisoners facing death by firing squad 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding information for your immediate attention regarding the pending execution of two Indonesians in Western Sumatra, Indonesia, after th...