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Five Urgent Issues for Indonesia’s President to Address

On February 10, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (known as Jokowi) will address Australia’s parliament. Indonesia is often referred to as the democratic success story of Southeast Asia and a model of Muslim democracy, yet it has been responsible for significant backsliding on human rights in recent years. This backsliding is serious enough that Australian leaders should  ask Jokowi some hard questions during his Canberra visit. Here are five current human rights concerns that should be included: 1. Indonesia’s  draconian new Criminal Code Indonesia has been working on updating its colonial-era…

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