Posts Tagged ‘Indonesia Human Rights’

Catholic activists accuse Indonesia of killings

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Catholic activists have accused Indonesia of unlawfully killing 95 people in Papua since 2010. A separatist conflict has simmered in Papua since it became part of Indonesia after a disputed UN referendum in 1969. An Amnesty International report found at least 95 deaths in 69 incidents. It says these happened between January 2010 and February Read more

West Papuans face human rights violations – Church group says

Monday, December 18th, 2017
Rights Violations

After a visit to Indonesian-controlled West Papua, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) says the indigenous West Papuans face “grave human rights violations and repression….in their own homeland”. A three-member pastoral solidarity team spent four days in West Papua with an “intensive” programme of visits and meetings. “Indigenous West Papuans shared with the CCA delegation Read more

Catholic students in Indonesia say listen to people of Papua

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Indonesian Catholic students have called on the government to listen to the grievances of the people of Papua and resolve longstanding conflicts. The call was made at the end of a four-day Catholic Student Association of the Republic of Indonesia conference in Jayapura on July 31. Conference participants — association members from 70 chapters across Read more

Indonesian priests concerned about injustice in West Papua

Friday, July 17th, 2015

At least 75 diocesan priests from five dioceses in the West Papua region have voiced concern over the treatment of the Papuan people that has spurred various acts of violence in Indonesia’s easternmost provinces. “We see injustices in the fields of economy, social, culture and politics in the land of Papua. We are concerned about Read more

North Aceh’s new bylaw separates male and female students

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

The north Aceh district of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD), a predominantly Muslim province in Indonesia that has implemented sharia law since 2001, has passed legislation ordering separate classrooms for male and female students from secondary school level through university. The bylaw, or qanun, was approved on April 30 by district legislators. According to Fauzan Hamzah, Read more