Saturday, May 18, 2013

May 23, the U.S. Congress Session of Indonesian Human Rights Conditions

WEST PAPUA     9:13 PM  

Congress United States (U.S.), Human Rights Commission will be hearing about the condition of Human Rights (HAM) in Indonesia on Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:00 to 12:00 pm located next to Room 2261 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Release received such, this session is open to members of Congress, Congressional staff, media and the general public interested in human rights yag. "This session will review the situation of human rights in Indonesia and U.S. foreign policy with a view to the presidential and parliamentary elections in Indonesia in 2014," he wrote.
Octovianus Mote, Papua Peace Negotiator invited to this hearing to testify about the condition of human rights in West Papua. Mote Octovianus given time to testify on the second panel.

"Conditions will be a discussion of human rights in the U.S. Congress. I will give testimony.'s Will be open to the public for them happened to be around DC on that day," said Mote Octovianus to

Those who will speak at the hearing on the panel I was Deputy Assistant Secretary Dan Baer, ​​Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. State Department and Susan Sutton, Director, Office of Maritime Southeast Asia, the U.S. State Department.

While the panel II John Sifton, Asia Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch, T. Kumar, International Advocacy Director, Amnesty International USA, Sri Suparyati, Deputy Coordinator, Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS), and Octovianus Mote, University Fellow at Yale Law School and a former Reuters journalist.

The trial was held after the reform because Indonesia has undergone many changes in the field of human rights, including the decentralization of power to local governments have given the progress in various fields. Also considered the role of the military in domestic affairs and internal security has improved.

Even so, the United States Congress assess the human rights situation in Indonesia requires more progress. Indonesian military and police who maintain a sense of impunity in some parts of the country, particularly in Papua.

It is said, cases of unlawful killings, arbitrary arrests and detention widely reported between July 2011 and June 2012 and violent freedom of expression, especially in areas with pro-independence movement in Papua such as increased. (MS)



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