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23 Jun 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Tuesday urged the Indonesian government to release secession activists and adhere to international standards of free speech [report materials; press release]. The report, "Prosecuting Political Aspiration: Indonesia's Political Prisoners," criticized the Indonesian government for its treatment of people imprisoned for peaceful political … [read more]


Legal News
16 Apr 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] The Indonesian Supreme Court overturned Thursday a 2007 decision [JURIST report] against TIME magazine [media website] awarding the late former Indonesian president Haji Mohammad Suharto [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] $106 million in damages in Suharto's defamation suit against the publication. Suharto sued TIME over a 1999 article [text] … [read more]


Legal News
11 Feb 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs

[JURIST] The Central Jakarta District Court on Wednesday dismissed a corruption lawsuit against Hutomo Mandala Putra [BBC profile], son of former Indonesian President Haji Mohammed Suharto [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. The suit against Putra, also known as "Tommy Suharto," had been brought by the state and alleged [Jakarta Post report] that … [read more]


Legal News
29 Oct 2008
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] An Indonesian court on Wednesday sentenced former Bank Indonesia (BI) [official website] chief Burhanuddin Abdullah to five years in prison on corruption charges for knowingly approving the misappropriation of $10 million of the central bank's funds. Governor of BI from May 2003 until May 2008, Abdullah was arrested in … [read more]


Legal News
27 Mar 2008
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] An Indonesian court cleared former Indonesian President Haji Mohammed Suharto [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and his heirs Thursday of civil liability in a corruption case involving state funds allegedly stolen by a charitable foundation run by Suharto. Dismissing the $1.1 billion damage claim leveled against Suharto, the court … [read more]


Legal News
12 Mar 2008
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] A member of the National Human Rights Commission of Indonesia [official website] said Tuesday that the commission has launched an investigation into human rights abuses committed during the regime of former Indonesian President Haji Mohammad Suharto [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], telling AP that four separate teams will work … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2008
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] An Indonesian court Thursday dismissed a civil corruption case against Tommy Suharto [BBC report], the youngest son of former Indonesian President Haji Mohammad Suharto [CNN profile; JURIST news archive]. The court also awarded some $550,000 to Suharto on a counter-claim for damages. Lawyers for Suharto argued that the case … [read more]


Legal News
21 Feb 2008
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] TIME magazine [media website] on Thursday asked the Supreme Court of Indonesia to reconsider its August 2007 decision [JURIST report] awarding former Indonesian President Haji Mohammad Suharto [CNN profile; JURIST news archive] $106 million in damages in Suharto's defamation suit against the publication. Suharto sued TIME over a 1999 … [read more]


Legal News
19 Feb 2008
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The six children of former Indonesian President Haji Mohammed Suharto [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] failed to appear in court Tuesday, ignoring a court summons [JURIST report] to defend Suharto's estate in a civil corruption case. Suharto's defense lawyer, who wanted to introduce legal expert testimony on behalf of … [read more]


Legal News
12 Feb 2008
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] An Indonesian court ruled Tuesday that the children of former Indonesian President Haji Mohammed Suharto [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] will have to defend Suharto's estate against a civil corruption case. A prosecutor said that all of Suharto's six children will be summoned to court next week, and one … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jan 2008
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] UN Office on Drugs and Crime Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa [official profile] Monday opened a week-long UN anti-corruption conference in Bali with a plea [text; UN News Centre report] that nations take serious steps to enforce the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) [text]. Costa warned that efforts … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jan 2008
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Several prominent Indonesian lawyers told AFP on Monday that a civil corruption case against former Indonesian President Haji Mohammed Suharto [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] could continue after Suharto's death [JURIST report] on Sunday. Suharto, who ruled Indonesia as President from 1967 to 1998, was sued by the government … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jan 2008
by Eric Firkel

[JURIST] Former Indonesian President Haji Mohammed Suharto [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] died Sunday at age 86. Suharto, a former US Cold War ally, presided over what is considered to be one of the most brutal dictatorships of the 20th century with as many as one million political opponents killed … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jan 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Jakarta lawyers for TIME magazine [media website] are ready to file their appeal of a defamation judgment [JURIST report] by the Supreme Court of Indonesia awarding $106 million in damages to former Indonesian President Haji Mohammad Suharto [CNN profile; JURIST news archive], a lawyer told the The Age Wednesday. … [read more]


Legal News
23 Nov 2007
by Patrick Porter

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak [official website] Friday called on the government of Indonesia [JURIST news archive] to step up efforts at stopping ill-treatment and torture of individuals under police detention. Nowak concluded a two-week visit to the country where he toured various correctional facilities, meeting with … [read more]


Legal News
19 Nov 2007
by Howard Kline

[JURIST] Indonesian prosecutors Monday went to court in a civil lawsuit against Tommy Suharto [BBC report], the youngest son of former President Haji Mohammed Suharto [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], in order to recover an alleged $55 million in losses related to a land exchange scam from the mid-1990s. After … [read more]


Legal News
12 Nov 2007
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] Indonesian prosecutors on Monday announced the breakdown of court-ordered settlement negotiations with lawyers representing Tommy Suharto [BBC report], son of former President Haji Mohammad Suharto [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Indonesian law requires that parties try mediation to resolve civil disputes before courts may proceed with a case, but … [read more]


Legal News
24 Sep 2007
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] Indonesian prosecutors began court proceedings Monday against former Indonesian President Haji Mohammad Suharto [CNN profile], bringing the government's civil corruption lawsuit [JURIST report] against Suharto for allegedly embezzling $440 million between 1974 and 1998 from the Yayasan Supersemar [official website], a state-funded academic scholarship fund. The court proceedings began … [read more]


Legal News
11 Sep 2007
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] Time [media website] magazine announced Tuesday that it plans to appeal an August 30 decision [JURIST report] by the Supreme Court of Indonesia awarding former Indonesian President Haji Mohammad Suharto [CNN profile; JURIST news archive] $106 million in damages in Suharto’s defamation suit against the publication. Suharto sued Time … [read more]


Legal News
10 Sep 2007
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Indonesia [official website, in Bahasa Indonesian] has awarded former Indonesian President Haji Mohammad Suharto [CNN profile; JURIST news archive] the equivalent of $129 million in damages in Suharto’s defamation suit against Time Magazine [media website], according to a court spokesperson. The ruling was made on … [read more]

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