26 November 2010

Human rights violations increasing

Jakarta Post - November 23, 2010

Makassar -- Over the past ten years since Indonesia's reformation, human rights violations have been escalating, said the National Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM).

Commission member Hesti Armiwulan said at a media conference in Makassar on Monday that during the period between 2008 and 2010 the number of complaints filed to the commission showed an increase. "We received 4,000 complaints in 2008 and 5,000 in 2009. This year, up to October, we had more than 5,000 complaints," Hesti said.The commission is holding a workshop on human rights for governors, regents and mayors from across the country, beginning Tuesday. She said not only did the number of complaints increase, but the scope of violations also expanded from initially civil political rights to economic, social and 
cultural rights.

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