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Indonesia: Exploited domestic workers urgently need legal protection

Millions of domestic workers in Indonesia are at risk of economic exploitation and routine abuse while living in legal limbo without protection, Amnesty International said as the country marks National Domestic Workers Day on 15 February. Millions of domestic workers in Indonesia are at risk of economic exploitation and routine abuse while living in legal limbo without protection, Amnesty International said as the country marks Nati

Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong tell their stories - 21 November 2013

Headline Title:  Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong tell their stories Almost 4 million Indonesians have officially migrated abroad for work since 2006. The majority of them are women who take on domestic work in private homes. Almost 4 million Indonesians have officially migrated abroad for work since 2006. The majority of them are women who take on domestic work in private homes. Here're some of their stories. Media Node:  Indonesia/HK 2 Story Location:  Hong Kong S.A.R., China 22° 17' 3.6708" N, 113° 57' 0.702" E URL:  Thousands of Indonesian women trafficked to Hong Kong face exploitation and risk domestic "slavery" Description:  News Story, 21 November 2013 URL:  Exploited for Profit, Failed by Governments Description:  Read the Report URL:  Landmark treaty adopted to protect domestic workers’ rights Description:  News Story, 17 June 2011 URL:  Full text of the Convention Concerning Decent Work for Migrant Workers Description:  Read the full convention

Indonesia: Una quinta ejecución confirma la nueva y espantosa tendencia al secretismo

La ejecución de un paquistaní en Indonesia el pasado domingo, llevada a cabo en secreto, constituye un espantoso retroceso, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional. La ejecución de un paquistaní en Indonesia el pasado domingo, llevada a cabo en secreto, constituye un espantoso retroceso, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional.

Thousands of Indonesian women trafficked to Hong Kong face exploitation and risk domestic 'slavery' - 21 November 2013

Headline Title:  Domestic 'slavery' faced by thousands of Indonesian women trafficked to Hong Kong Thousands of Indonesian women trafficked to Hong Kong risk slavery-like conditions as domestic workers, with both governments failing to protect them from widespread abuse and exploitation, said Am Thousands of Indonesian women trafficked to Hong Kong risk slavery-like conditions as domestic workers, with both governments failing to protect them from widespread abuse and exploitation. Media Node:  Indonesia/HK At a Glance:  There are more than 300,000 migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong -- about half from Indonesia.Nearly all are women who travel to Hong Kong lured with the promise of well-paid jobs.In Indonesia, prospective migrant domestic workers are compelled to go through government-licensed recruitment agencies.These agencies routinely deceive women about salaries and fees, confiscate identity documents and other property as collateral, and charge fees in excess of those permitted by law.Around a third of women interviewed were not allowed to leave their employer’s house and worked, on average, 17 hours a day.Two-thirds said had been subject to physical or psychological abuse. Story Location:  Hong Kong S.A.R., China 18° 53' 25.26" N, 109° 25' 25.7808" E “From the moment the women are tricked into signing up for work in Hong Kong, they are trapped in a cycle of exploitation with cases that amount to modern-day slavery. ” Source:  Norma Kang Muico, Asia-Pacific Migrant Rights Researcher at Amnesty International. “He kicked me from behind and dragged me by my clothes to my room. After locking the door, he smacked and punched me. He pushed me to the ground and kicked me some more. I was black and blue all over – my face, arms and legs. My mouth and forehead were bleeding.” Source:  Domestic worker in Hong Kong. URL:  Exploited for Profit, Failed by Governments Description:  Read the Report URL:  Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong tell their stories Description:  21 November 2013 URL:  Landmark treaty adopted to protect domestic workers’ rights Description:  News Story, 17 June 2011 URL:  Ribuan perempuan Indonesia yang diperdagangkan ke Hong Kong menghadapi eksploitasi dan resiko “perbudakan” rumah tangga Description:  Press release in Indonesian, 21 November 2013 URL:  印尼外傭販運到港 遭剝削成現代奴隸 Description:  Press release in Chinese, 21 November 2013

Indonesia: Fifth execution confirms shocking new trend of secrecy

The execution of a Pakistani man in Indonesia on Sunday, carried out in secret, is a shocking and regressive step, said Amnesty International. The execution of a Pakistani man in Indonesia on Sunday, carried out in secret, is a shocking and regressive step, said Amnesty International.

Indonésie. Une cinquième exécution a eu lieu en secret

L’exécution, en secret, d’un Pakistanais en Indonésie dimanche 17 novembre est choquante et rétrograde, a déclaré Amnesty International. L’exécution, en secret, d’un Pakistanais en Indonésie dimanche 17 novembre est choquante et rétrograde, a déclaré Amnesty International.

Indonesia: Fifth execution confirms shocking new trend of secrecy - 18 November 2013

Headline Title:  Indonesia: Fifth execution confirms shocking new trend of secrecy The execution of a Pakistani man in Indonesia on Sunday, carried out in secret, is a shocking and regressive step, said Amnesty International. The execution of a Pakistani man in Indonesia on Sunday, carried out in secret, is a shocking and regressive step. Media Node:  Indonesia At a Glance:  There are at least 130 people under sentence of death in Indonesia.Around half of those on death row, many of whom are foreign nationals, have been convicted of drug-related offences.So far in 2013 at least eight people have been sentenced to death. At least 12 people were sentenced to death in 2012.Death sentences in Indonesia are carried out by firing squad. The prisoner has the choice of standing or sitting, and can decide whether to have their eyes covered by a blindfold or hood.Firing squads are made up of 12 people, three of whose rifles are loaded with live ammunition, while the other nine are loaded with blanks. Story Location:  Indonesia 2° 39' 54.2088" S, 120° 3' 30.9384" E “This latest death by firing squad highlights the deplorable and retrograde trend in Indonesia to shroud executions in secrecy. The complete lack of transparency is not only devastating for the individuals and their families; it can also prevent last minute appeals for a stay of execution. ” Source:  Papang Hidayat, Indonesia Researcher at Amnesty International. URL:  Indonesia urged to halt planned executions Description:  News Story, 16 May 2013 URL:  Indonesia: Nine more to be executed in Indonesia Description:  News, 29 April 2013 URL:  Indonesia: First execution in four years “shocking and regressive” Description:  News, 15 March 2013

Indonesia: La condena impuesta a soldados del Kopassus, un pequeño paso para poner fin a la impunidad

La condena impuesta hoy a ocho soldados del Kopassus (Comando de Fuerzas Especiales) es un paso hacia el fin de la impunidad en Indonesia, pero también pone de manifiesto que los tribunales militares no son adecuados para juzgar a sus propios soldados por violaciones de derechos humanos, ha afirmado Amnistía Internacional. La condena impuesta hoy a ocho soldados del Kopassus (Comando de Fuerzas Especiales) es un paso hacia el fin de la impunidad en Indonesia, pero también pone de manifiesto que los tribunales militar

Condamnation des membres du KOPASSUS : un petit pas vers la fin de l'impunité en Indonésie

La condamnation de huit soldats du commandement des forces spéciales (KOPASSUS) constitue un pas vers la fin de l'impunité en Indonésie, a déclaré Amnesty International, mais montre aussi que les tribunaux militaires ne sont pas les juridictions appropriées pour juger les membres de l'armée accusés de violations des droits humains. La condamnation de huit soldats du commandement des forces spéciales (KOPASSUS) constitue un pas vers la fin de l'impunité en Indonésie, a déclaré Amnesty International, mais montre aussi que les t

Indonesia: Kopassus conviction small step towards ending impunity - 5 September 2013

Headline Title:  Indonesia: Kopassus conviction small step towards ending impunity The conviction of eight Kopassus (Special Forces Command) soldiers today is a step towards ending impunity In Indonesia, but also highlights how military courts are not fit to try its own soldiers The conviction of eight Kopassus (Special Forces Command) soldiers today is a step towards ending impunity In Indonesia, but also highlights how military courts are not fit to try its own soldiers for human rights violations, Amnesty International said. Media Node:  Indonesia Kopassus Story Location:  Indonesia 0° 8' 39.4332" N, 100° 53' 54.3768" E “While today’s verdict provides some justice for the families of the victims, much more needs to be done to address ongoing impunity and reform the military” Source:  Isabelle Arradon, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia Pacific Director Date:  Thu, 05/09/2013 URL:  Indonesia: No peace without justice: Victims of Indonesia’s Aceh conflict demand truth, justice and reparation Description:  Public statement, 15 August 2013 URL:  Indonesia: Military tribunals being used to shield human rights violators Description:  News story, 19 June 2013

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