Saturday, July 24, 2010 East Timor & Indonesia Action Network (ETAN)
The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) today condemned the Obama administration's decision to resume engagement with Indonesia's notorious Kopassus special forces.
Thursday, May 27, 2010 Congress can take a stand in support of rights in West Papau
The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network is urging its members to call their representative to co-sponsor House Resolution 1355. The resolution, submitted by Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), urges the Indonesian government to improve human rights in West Papua. The resolution calls for the release of prisoners of conscience, improved prison conditions and ICRC access to Papua.
Friday, January 8, 2010 Indonesian General Sjafrie Not Fit for Civilian Defense Post
The appointment of Lieutenant General Sjafrie Sjamsuddin as Indonesia's Deputy Minister of Defense undermines human rights accountability and civilian control of the military, said the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN).
Sunday, December 20, 2009 ETAN/WPAT: Statement on Killing of Papuan Leader Kelly Kwalik
The December 16 killing of pro-Papuan independence leader Kelly Kwalik by Indonesian police risks further alienation of Papuans and is likely to seriously undermine Papuan efforts to begin an internationally-mediated dialogue with the Indonesian government. Simultaneous
Saturday, July 4, 2009 Statement on Human Rights Accountability in the Run-up to the Indonesian Presidential Elections
As Indonesia prepares for its second direct presidential election on July 8th, the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) and the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (Kontras) together urge the Indonesian government, its citizens, and the international community to highlight past human rights violations and to push the next Indonesian administration to end impunity for human rights violators.
Thursday, July 2, 2009 Indonesia President SBY Covered Up Ambush Murder of U.S. Citizens
Previously secret U.S. State Department documents implicate the President of Indonesia in a probable cover-up of an ambush in West Papua. The documents show Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who is running for reelection on July 8, maneuvering behind the scenes to manage the investigation into the August 2002 murder of three teachers - one Indonesian and two U.S. citizens.
Saturday, April 4, 2009 East Timorese Deserve Justice!
On the 10th anniversary of the massacre in Liquiça, ETAN urges the international community to finally respond to the demand for justice of the victims of this and other horrific crimes committed during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor (Timor-Leste).
Thursday, February 19, 2009(2 comments)
Secretary of State Clinton Should Bring Human Rights Pressure on Indonesia
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Indonesia offers the new Obama administration the opportunity to chart a new course in U.S. relations with world's largest Muslim-majority country. Secretary Clinton should break with the Bush administration's failed policy of engagement with the TNI. The U.S. should once again use military assistance as leverage to promote reform and human rights.