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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Indonesia’s Militarized Democracy: Candidates bring proven records of violating human rights
Although Indonesia has made strides toward consolidating its democracy, some of its leading presidential and vice-presidential candidates continue to have deeply troubling backgrounds of gross human rights violations. This report provides a brief background on Indonesian democratization and examines some of the contenders for the nation’s highest political offices.