10/01/2018

Urgent Action: Farm Workers Face Imprisonment for Insulting Flag (Indonesia: UA 173.18)


Two farm workers, Sawin and Sukma, were arrested and detained by the police on 24 September 2018 for “insulting the national flag”, which they deny doing. Both men have been protesting the development of a coal power plant near their farmland in West Java Province. Sawin and Sukma are prisoners of conscience detained solely for exercising their human rights and must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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Two farm workers, Sawin and Sukma, were arrested and detained by the police on 24 September 2018 for “insulting the national flag”, which they deny doing. Both men have been protesting the development of a coal power plant near their farmland in West Java Province. Sawin and Sukma are prisoners of conscience detained solely for exercising their human rights and must be immediately and unconditionally released.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Sawin and Sukma as they have been detained solely for peacefully exercising their human rights;
  • Ensure that they are protected from torture and other ill-treatment while in detention, and have regular access to their families, and lawyers of their choice; and
  • Ensure that environmental activists, journalists, academics, members of political opposition, human rights defenders and others can peacefully exercise their human rights without fear of punishment, reprisal or intimidation.

Contact these two officials by 8 November 2018:

Head of West Java Regional Police
lrjen Pol Agung Budi Maryoto
West Java Regional Police Headquarter
Jl. Soekarno-Hatta 748 Bandung City
West Java Province, Indonesia 40292
Twitter: @bidhumaspldjbr
Fax:  +62 (0)22 7813131
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Salutation: Dear General

Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036

Phone: 202 775 5200
Twitter: @KBRIWashDC @b_bowoleksono
Facebook: @KBRIWashDC
Instagram: @kbriwashdc
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

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