Land Disputes & Forced Evictions

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December 2021

CNN Indonesia – December 12, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) Deputy Chairperson Anwar Abbas has made a statement strongly criticising the fact that 1 percent of the population controls half of the land in Indonesia. The criticism was even acknowledged by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

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Suara Papua – December 7, 2021

Reiner Brabar, Aimas – Supporting the regional government's plan to revoke the business permits of three palm oil companies, at least 53 organisations have decided to spend the night at the Sorong Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) office in West Papua province.

March 2021

CNN Indonesia – March 20, 2021

Jakarta – The Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that the forced evictions of Buntu Lane II residents in Pancoran, East Jakarta, by officials of the state-owned oil-and-gas company PT Pertamina which involved a social or mass organisation was a gross human rights violation.

News/Indonesia – March 1, 2021

Zakarias Demon Daton, Samarinda – Three leading figures from the Dayak Modang Long Wai traditional community in Long Bentuk village, Busang sub-district, East Kutai, East Kalimantan, were arrested by police on the afternoon of Saturday February 27.

January 2021

CNN Indonesia – January 24, 2021

Jakarta – The Mining Advocacy Network (Jatam) says that the presence of retired Indonesian military (TNI) and police generals in mining companies is ridden with conflicts of interest. It is suspected that their presence also results in favouritism in the handling of conflicts between the mining industry and local communities.

News/Indonesia – January 6, 2021

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) recorded 241 cases of agrarian conflicts in Indonesia throughout 2020.

News/West Papua
CNN Indonesia – January 4, 2021

Jakarta – Opposition by Tambrauw regency residents in West Papua province against the establishment of the Tambrauw 1810 District Military Command (Kodim) has attracted support from a number of different parties.