Indonesia: Cement giant sues Joko Prianto for forging signatures on petition rejecting company’s construction plan to ‘criminalize’ him

Author: The Jakarta Post, Published on: 1 January 2018

"Cement giant aiming to criminalize Kendeng farmer Joko Prianto, say supporters", 28 December 2017

…Cement manufacturer PT Semen Indonesia (PT SI)…which aims to continue its plan to build a cement plant in Kendeng despite protests, reported Joko to the police after the Supreme Court granted a case review request filed by Joko and other farmers, who claimed the company’s plan was illegal.

The cement manufacturer’s lawyers reported Joko to the police for the alleged falsification of signatures put on a petition rejecting the cement factory construction plan that was given to the Supreme Court to support his lawsuit.

Activists considered the company’s lawsuit against Joko as a way to criminalize him.

“This is a way to criminalize Joko because an existing law says anyone who is fighting for the right to a good environment cannot be sued,” said Kendeng farmer Ngatiban....

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Related companies: Semen Indonesia