3 Years Jokowi-JK, This Amnesty International Assessment

3 Years Jokowi-JK, This Amnesty International Assessment

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Amnesty International Indonesia evaluates the three-year performance of Jokowi-Jusuf Kalla Government in defending human rights.

Amnesty International's research results say, a number of development programs Jokowi considered to still exclude human rights, especially for farmers and landowners.

"The Jokowi-JK administration indeed promised to build from the edge of the villages, but instead instead displacing the farmers community," said Director of Amnesty International Indonesia, Usman Hamid, at his office in Menteng, Jakarta, Thursday (19/10/2017).

Usman mentioned a number of examples such as forced evictions by 1000 joint agents to farmers in Langkat, North Sumatra in November 2016 and March 2017.

As a result of these actions, hundreds of farmers also lost their homes and cultivated land.

Then in November 2016 the combined apparatus used excessive force to forcibly disperse the protests of farmers defending their land over the construction of West Java International Airport in Majalengka.

Including the construction of Hydroelectric Power Plant (PLTA) in Seko Tengah, North Sulawesi and Jatigede Reservoir, Sumedang, which continues to run, despite many citizen protests and unfair compensation.

"This is a massive pattern in Indonesia, infrastructure development is marginalizing farmers," he explained.

In fact, such events are criminalized. As in August 2017, Joko Prianto farmers in Rembang, Central Java were reported for letter forgery cases. At that time he was trying to protest against the existence of a cement factory there.

"Joko Prianto is still required to report every Tuesday to Polda Central Java in Semarang .. The cost of public transportation up to Rp 200 thousand.A month Rp 800 thousand.A year can be Rp 9.6 million.Click farmers are successful only a year only about Rp 30 million, "he said.

"It means that 30 percent of his income is exhausted for reporting, so it's like trying to suppress other farmers," Usman asserted.

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