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Jakarta Post

RI must tell the truth at Geneva rights summit: HRWG

  • Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 21 2012   /  08:00 am

Rights group have urged the Indonesian government not to deny the true state of the country’s human rights record when it presents a report before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) later this week.

The Indonesian delegation, comprising government officials and representatives of a number of rights groups, is scheduled to present a report on the condition of the country’s human rights at the UNHRC’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 23.

“Of course, there is progress, but we also have to admit that Indonesia has seen major threats against religious minorities and people of different sexual orientation. I believe that the international community has also witnessed this and for this reason, we challenge the government to acknowledge this at the forum because we have not seen this in the report submitted to the UNHRC,” Human Rights Working Group...