Alerts in Indonesia
Date: 06 July 2005
Several students died and hundreds were injured during demonstrations as a result of clashes with the police in Indonesia in 1998/99. Now the victim’s families demand the establishment of an ad hoc human rights court. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: On 12 May 1998, nine days before the resignation of Suharto, students held a demonstration at Trisakti University, calling on Suharto to resign and demanding democratic reform.
Date: 11 February 2003
The Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN welcomes the release of Lesley McCulloch on 9 February. Academic and writer Lesley McCulloch was released from jail in Indonesia following the expiry of her five-month custodial sentence. She is reportedly planning to return to her post at the University of Tasmania, where she will resume research concerned with the Indonesian province of Aceh.
Date: 06 January 2003
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) issued the following action alert and update on the 6 January 2003, relating to the situation faced by academic Dr. Lesley McCulloch and health worker Ms Joy Lee Sadler. McCulloch and Sadler are considered to have been detained primarily for the nature of McCulloch’s research on the separatist insurgency in the Aceh province.
Date: 04 December 2002
Writers in Prison, International Pen has issued an alert update on 4 December 2002 stating that the trial of British academic Lesley McCulloch and of her American colleague, health worker Joy Lee Sadler in Aceh, Indonesia has reportedly been postponed until 19 December 2002. Their trial began on 25 November 2002 but was adjourned until after the holiday of Idul Fitr.
Date: 27 November 2002
International PEN is concerned at the prolonged detention of Lesley McCulloch and Joy Lee Sadler, and considers the women to be detained primarily for the nature of Lesley McCulloch s research on the separatist insurgency in the province. It therefore calls for the immediate and unconditional release of both McCulloch and Sadler.
Date: 24 November 2002
The Guardian (UK) published an exclusive interview with detained academic Lesley McCulloch today. McCulloch and a US health-worker were arrested on 10 September 2002 following allegations of acting "incompatably" with visa-regulations. Please find the interview and previous NEAR Alerts regarding McCulloch in ‘related links’.
Date: 01 October 2002
International PEN is concerned at the continued detention of the writer and academic Lesley McCulloch and her companion, American former health worker Joy Lee Sadler, in the Indonesian province of Aceh. International PEN considers the women to be detained primarily for the nature of Lesley McCulloch’s research on the separatist insurgency in the province, and calls for the immediate and unconditional release of both McCulloch and Sadler.
Date: 23 September 2002
International PEN issued the following alert on 23rd of September 2002 reporting on the detention of the writer and academic Lesley McCulloch in the Indonesian province of Aceh. International PEN fears that she may have been ill-treated in detention, and considers McCulloch to be detained primarily for the nature of her research on the separatist insurgency in the province, and calls for her immediate and unconditional release.