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Human Rights and Terrorism In Indonesia

Human Rights and Terrorism In Indonesia:

From Jakarta to Canberra- the challenge to respond

When: Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, King St, (opposite Newtown Station),
Where: 6pm, Saturday November 13th.

What is the future for democracy in Indonesia? Will the armed forces continue to rule by the power of the gun? What about the new President? How should Canberra relate to the Indonesian Army, its partner against terrorists, yet also a sponsor of some terrorist groups and a serial violator of human rights?

Hear 3 unique and informed voices in this debate:
Rafendi Djamin- Director of Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), umbrella organization of human rights NGOs across Indonesia
John Rumbiak- International Advocacy co-ordinator for West Papuan Human Rights group ELSHAM
Max Lane - National Convenor for Action in Solidarity with Asia and the Pacific (ASAP)

+ doco about political kidnappings by the Indonesian Special Forces (Kopassus), our ambiguous ally against JI.

For more info: ph. 9217 3874, mob. 0419 291 508 or email:

The Indonesian Human Rights tour has been supported by the AMWU, MUA, and the CFMEU (mining division). This event is supported by Indonesian Solidarity and AID/WATCH.

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