03/06/2018

Urgent Action Update: Activist Arrested, Family Suffers Economic Hardship (Indonesia: UA 34.18)


Environmental activist Heri Budiawan, known as Budi Pego, was sentenced to 10 months in prison on 24 January 2018 for “crimes against state security.” The case is currently under appeal in East Java High Court. The arrest of Heri Budiawan has led his family into financial distress, forcing his wife and two daughters to depend on their small farm and support from relatives. Heri Budiawan is a prisoner of conscience and must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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Environmental activist Heri Budiawan, known as Budi Pego, was sentenced to 10 months in prison on 24 January 2018 for “crimes against state security.” The case is currently under appeal in East Java High Court. The arrest of Heri Budiawan has led his family into financial distress, forcing his wife and two daughters to depend on their small farm and support from relatives. Heri Budiawan is a prisoner of conscience and must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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

  • Release Heri Budiawan immediately.
  • Ensure that pending his release, Heri Budiawan is protected from torture and other ill treatment while in detention, and has regular access to his family, and lawyers of his choice.
  • Ensure that activists, human rights defenders, journalists, academics, members of the political opposition and others can peacefully exercise their human rights without fear of punishment, reprisal or intimidation.

Contact these two officials by 17 April, 2018:

President of Indonesia
President Joko Widodo
c/o Presidential Staff Office
Gedung Bina Graha
Jalan Veteran No. 16
Jakarta Pusat, 10110
Indonesia
Fax: +62 21 345 0009
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 202.775.5200
Twitter: @KBRIWashDC
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 34.18
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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