Urge the Appeal to Conscience Foundation to Withdraw World Statesman Award to Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Petition to Appeal to Conscience Foundation
The foundation says that it works "on behalf of religious freedom and human rights throughout the world" and "promotes peace, tolerance and ethnic conflict resolution."
Under President Yudhoyono’s leadership, religious intolerance in Indonesia has escalated. Houses of worship have been attacked and the followers of religious minority faiths have faced discrimination, assault and worse. Police and public officials often refuse to stand up to the intolerant bullies. Sometimes they take the side of the attackers, using their office to spread bigotry and enforce discrimination.
see alsoHuman Rights Watch, In Religions Name Abuses against Religious Minorities in Indonesia
East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN), Human Rights & Justice page
Amnesty International: Victims of the Aceh conflict still waiting for truth, justice and reparation
Human Rights Watch Indonesia: Civilian Courts Should Try Abusive Soldiers
US Department of State: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012 - Indonesia