Posts with tag: Aceh

Talking Indonesia: Aceh's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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New Talking Indonesia host Dr Jacqui Baker chats to Dr Jess Melvin and Dr Annie Pohlman about the soon-to-be released report of the Aceh Truth and Reconciliation Commission. What impact will the report have on Acehnese politics and society, and Indonesia more broadly?

Will victims of rights violations finally get a truth and reconciliation commission?

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The government has said it wants to set up a truth and reconciliation commission to resolve past rights violations. Aisah Putri Budiatri and Feri Kusuma look at whether it will actually happen.

Aceh’s obsession with sex: why the province has its priorities wrong

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When Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf was arrested for corruption last month, members of the public began asking if his hand would be cut off. But as Dr Dina Afrianty explains, Aceh’s Islamic Criminal Code does not cover corruption, and is primarily concerned with regulating sex.

Moral panic and the reinvention of LGBT

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Over the past month, a number of dramatic arrests have brought LGBT Indonesians back into the spotlight. Hendri Yulius writes that the publication of these "extreme" episodes is necessary to perpetuate the idea of a moral panic, and to serve a justification for the wars against LGBT people to continue.

The Rohingya in Aceh: displaced, exploited and nearly forgotten

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In May 2015, Indonesia agreed to provide temporary shelter for up to 3,500 Rohingya boat people, insisting that they be resettled or repatriated within a year. With this deadline fast approaching, Dr Antje Missbach reports that few have been resettled, and public goodwill is beginning to dry up.

Talking Indonesia: Rohingya asylum seekers and Indonesia

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What accounts for the sympathetic and supportive Indonesian response Rohingya asylum seekers received on their arrival in Aceh in May, and how have they fared since? Dr Dave McRae explores these issues and more with Dr Antje Missbach in the final Talking Indonesia podcast for 2015.

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