Makassar -- Over the past ten years since Indonesia's reformation, humanrights violations have been escalating, said the National Commission forHuman Rights (Komnas HAM).
Commission member Hesti Armiwulan said at a media conference in Makassar onMonday that during the period between 2008 and 2010 the number ofcomplaints filed to the commission showed an increase. "We received 4,000complaints in 2008 and 5,000 in 2009. This year, up to October, we had morethan 5,000 complaints," Hesti said.The commission is holding a workshop on human rights for governors, regentsand mayors from across the country, beginning Tuesday. She said not onlydid the number of complaints increase, but the scope of violations alsoexpanded from initially civil political rights to economic, social and