29 Mar '15, 12pm

Indonesia's #indigenous people still suffer #humanrights violations #WestPapua

Indonesia's #indigenous people still suffer #humanrights violations #WestPapua

Dani farmer in Indonesian New Guinea. Photos by Rhett A. Butler Indonesia's indigenous population has suffered a long history of human rights violations says a report to be released by the country's National Commission on Human Rights in May. "We are finding violations of the right to property, to live, to a fair trial, to feel safe, to an adequate standard of living," said Sandra Moniaga, a commissioner and researcher involved in the first National Inquiry on the Violations of Indigenous Peoples Rights within Forest Zones . Moniaga spoke at a press briefing in Jakarta last week organized by the Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of The Archipelago (AMAN). The report will compile the findings of several months of inquires held in Sumatra, Java, Bali-Nusa, Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Maluku and Papua. During the proceedings, investigators looked into the root causes of indigenous human...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0318-lbell-indonesia-indige...

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