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We write to you to ask the Judiciary Commission to send representatives to monitor the trials currently before the Serang district court in western Java of 12 defendants[1] accused of various charges for their role in the attack on the Ahmadiyah community in Cikeusik village, Banten province, on February 6, 2011. These trials commenced on April 26.

June 16, 2011

Prof. Dr. Eman Suparman


Judiciary Commission of the Republic of Indonesia

Jl. Kramat Raya 57



Via facsimile: +62 21 3906215

Via email:

Re: Monitoring Trials at Serang District Court

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In a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and chief executive officer, on May 10, 2011, Human Rights Watch warns the company that it could become complicit in government censorship and efforts both to stifle online organizing and obtain the personal information of cyberactivists or online critics of the Chinese government.

May 10, 2011

Mr. Mark Zuckerberg
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg,

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Valdis Zalters
President of the Republic of Latvia
Chancery of the President of Latvia
Pils Square 3, Riga, LV – 1900, Latvia

Parliament of the Republic of Latvia
Latvijas Republikas Saeima
Jēkaba Iela 11, Rīga, LV-1811, Latvia

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Legislative proposals that seek to give the Department of Homeland Security expanded powers to indefinitely detain immigrants violate constitutional guarantees of due process and US obligations under international human rights law.

The Honorable Elton Gallegly
House Judiciary Subcommittee on  Immigration Policy and Enforcement
Committee on the Judiciary
2309 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515

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Hon. Minister of Justice Amadou Ali
Ministry of Justice

Mr. Martin Mbarga Nguélé
General Delegate of Security
Presidency of the Republic

Mr. Jean Baptiste Bokam
Secretary of State for Defense
Ministry of Defense

Dear Messrs. Ali, Nguélé, and Bokam,

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In a submission to the Kenyan Government, Human Rights Watch called on the Government to fulfill its earlier pledge of health funding, instead of reducing the resources allocated to health services.

Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the drafting of the next budget (2011-2012) in Kenya. We conduct research and advocacy around the world on the linkages between human rights and health issues, including on access to health care, health of vulnerable populations, discrimination against people living with HIV, and other issues.

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