Jakarta Post coverage of the publication of TAPOL's report 'Indonesia's unresolved mass murders: undermining democracy,' which highlights the deep impacts for Indonesia of the continued impunity for perpetrators of the 1965 mass killings and abuses.
TAPOL in the press
Carmel Budiardjo's review of Istana Jiwa by Putu Oka Sukanta, a novelist, filmmaker and commentator on social and political affairs, as well as a practising acupuncturist, who was imprisoned for ten years during Suharto's rise to power. The review was published in the Jakarta Post.
A critical article on mega-corporation Freeport, its impact on the people of West Papua, and the role it has played in the tragic history of the territory's incorporation into Indonesia via the sham 'Act of Free Choice' in 1968. Published by the Jakarta Post.
TAPOL responds to Djoko Suyanto's claim that there are 'no political prisoners in Indonesia' in an opinion piece published by the Jakarta Globe. 'See no prisoners' highlights the growing debate around the use of treason laws to silence dissent in West Papua, and calls on the government to release political prisoners and repeal anti-democratic laws that criminalize the freedom of expression.
A review of Shirley Shackleton's book 'The Circle of Silence: A Personal Testimony before, during, and after Balibo,' written by Carmel Budiardjo and published in the Jakarta Post. The review describes the courage of Shirley Shackleton, wife of one of the five journalists killed in Balibo, East Timor in October 1975.