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Insight: UN human rights chief visit moment of truth for Indonesia

  • Usman Hamid
    Usman Hamid

    Director of Amnesty International Indonesia

Jakarta | Mon, February 5, 2018 | 08:13 am
Insight: UN human rights chief visit moment of truth for Indonesia Never forget: Maria Catarina Sumarsih, whose son was killed during the 1998 protests, holds a black umbrella during the commemoration for the 10th anniversary of the Kamisan rally. The Kamisan rally is a silent protest held every Thursday since it was launched by rights activists in 2007. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

PREMIUM The visit of United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is a positive gesture, but it is also a moment of truth, an opportunity for Indonesia to take a hard look at its level of compliance with its international human rights obligations amid the increasing level of intolerance toward those who are different, disempowered and marginalized in Indonesia. The UN hu...

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