14 Nov '11, 1am

Legal organization backs Greenpeace in fighting eviction for alleged zoning violation via @mongabay

Legal organization backs Greenpeace in fighting eviction for alleged zoning violation mongabay.com November 14, 2011 The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) and other local NGOs are supporting Greenpeace as it battles eviction from its office in Jakarta over an alleged zoning violation, reports The Jakarta Globe . Alvon Kurnia Palma, deputy chairman of YLBHI, told the Jakarta Globe that the eviction notice against Greenpeace is flawed. "It did not mention what bylaw the letter was issued on,” Alvon said. “The letter only said, ‘based on a DKI bylaw.’” Alvon added that Greenpeace's troubles come under wider persecution of local NGOs that receive funding from overseas and are challenging powerful interests. “Other NGOs such as ICW [Indonesia Corruption Watch] also had to face scrutiny when it was revealed they received funding from abroad,” Alvon told the Jakarta Globe. ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1113-greenpeace_eviction.html

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