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Watch Indonesia! supports Campaign on the 125th Anniversary of the Berlin Africa Conference

Watch Indonesia! supports Campaign on the 125th Anniversary of the Berlin Africa Conference


Berlin, 10 December 2009

Dear Friends and supporters,

We would like to inform you about the currently ongoing campaign on the 125th anniversary of the Berlin Africa-Conference. The struggle against the suppression and ignorance of  past human rights violations and demand to acknowledge and act upon Europe’s responsibility vis-a-vis the global south are central issues for Watch Indonesia!. Thus, we join the campaign’s call for commemoration, reappraisal and reparations for violations committed in the wake of German and European colonialism. Below, we ... read more

Posted on 01:47 AM in Indonesia, East Timor, Publications, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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(Deutsch) Nachhaltiger Frieden für Aceh

(Deutsch) Nachhaltiger Frieden für Aceh


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Posted on 04:26 PM in Aceh, Indonesia, Publications, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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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

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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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(Deutsch) In Memoriam Pater Ruedi Hofmann

(Deutsch) In Memoriam Pater Ruedi Hofmann


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Posted on 09:20 AM in History & Overview, East Timor, Publications, Society & Religion, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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(Deutsch) Indonesien begeht Unabhängigkeitstag mit Bücherverbrennungen

(Deutsch) Indonesien begeht Unabhängigkeitstag mit Bücherverbrennungen


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Posted on 07:41 AM in democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, Press Freedom, Publications, Transitional Justice, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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(Deutsch) Europas Energieprobleme nicht auf Kosten anderer lösen!

(Deutsch) Europas Energieprobleme nicht auf Kosten anderer lösen!


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Posted on 12:08 PM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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(Deutsch) Nachruf: Wir trauern um Pramoedya Ananta Toer

(Deutsch) Nachruf: Wir trauern um Pramoedya Ananta Toer


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Posted on 11:44 AM in Human Rights, Indonesia, Press Freedom, Publications, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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(Deutsch) Osttimor: Keine Straflosigkeit für Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit

(Deutsch) Osttimor: Keine Straflosigkeit für Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit


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Posted on 02:49 PM in East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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Urgent Appeal: Imminent escalation of violence in Papua needs to be addressed in a level-headed manner

Urgent Appeal: Imminent escalation of violence in Papua needs to be addressed in a level-headed manner


August 05, 2005

August 15th, 2005 may possibly – hopefully – be recorded as a day of peace in Indonesian history books. Two days ahead of the 60th anniversary of Indonesia’s independence, the government is going to sign a peace accord with the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). The bloody conflict in Indonesia’s westernmost province that has lasted for more than 30 years may thus soon be past.

Watch Indonesia! welcomes the accord and calls on all sides to contribute constructively to the ... read more

Posted on 08:10 AM in Aceh, Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Regional Conflicts, Watch's Press Releases & Statements
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