by ALDP (Alliance for Democracy in Papua)
September 6, 2013
68 YEARS SINCE INDONESIA BECAME INDEPENDENT, TREASON [MAKAR] IS STILL BEING USED AGAINST PAPUANS.
The Indonesian people recently celebrated the 68th anniversary of their independence on 17 August 2013. What lessons can we draw from this anniversary in order to resolve problems faced by our people who experience so many problems in various parts of the country, especially in regions where there is conflict such as Aceh and Papua?
Especially with regard to Papua, it is not acceptable for the articles about treason to be used any more. This is because for a country that is now based on democratic principles, it clearly violates these principles. Furthermore, the law on treason which is still included in Indonesia’s Criminal Code is no longer used in the country where it originated [The Netherlands]. The continued use of these articles will…
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