PREMIUMProsecutions continue amid lack of indigenous people’s protection

first_imgTopics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook #IndigenousPeople indigenous-people customary-forest #Forests forest Log in with your social account Google Linkedin Forgot Password ? A wave of prosecutions of indigenous people who regard themselves as defending their rights continues as local governments and law enforcement authorities fail to contextualize the habits and traditions of indigenous people amid an absence of laws protecting their rights, activists claim.A court in Eastern Seram regency in Maluku recently rejected a pretrial motion filed by two members of Sabuai customary village against the police’s decision to name them suspects for damaging heavy equipment belonging to a logging company operating in the forest.They are two of 26 people detained in mid-February after a protest against logging company Sumber Berkat Makmur’s activities turned into a riot. The protesters say that they were trying to protect the Mount Ahwale forest in Sabuai, which they consider part of their customary forest.Awal Darmawan Akhmad, the sole judge pre…last_img

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