Indonesia

Komnas HAM Papua: Tindakan aparat keamanan perusahaan sawit berlebihan

Komisi Nasional HAM Perwakilan Papua menyimpulkan ada tindakan kekerasan berlebihan dalam kasus kematian Marius Betera, seorang petani di kawasan perkebunan sawit milik Korindo Group di Kabupaten Boven Digul, Provinsi Papua. Marius meninggal pada 16 Mei lalu, setelah bertikai dengan seorang anggota polisi, yang bertugas di kawasan perusahaan itu.

‘In the plantations there is hunger and loneliness’: The cultural dimensions of food insecurity in Papua

A decade ago, the Indonesian government began to heavily promote large-scale plantation in southern Papua. An investigation recently published explored how some outside investors gained rights to the land and the fallout for the indigenous population. Children were suffering from malnutrition while agricultural commodities are exported from their ancestral land.

Selling out West Papua

A video investigation on allegations of fraud and human rights abuses in billion-dollar land deals in West Papua, Indonesia to develop oil palm plantation.

Indonesia: Police crackdown on peasants protesting land-grab by a Michelin subsidiary

Peasants living in Jambi province, Indonesia, were in for a shock when the police arrested Junawal, a local peasant leader and organiser on May 26, 2020. Junawal was leading the local resistance against a subsidiary of Royal Lestari Utama (RLU), a joint venture company between PT Barito Pasifik and French transnational tyre-manufacturing giant Michelin that manages more than 88,000 hectares of plantation land in Jambi and East Kalimantan.