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Article

21 Jun 2006

Author:
Human Rights Watch

Indonesia: Military Business Threatens Human Rights - Government Must Reform Defense Finances

The Indonesian government’s plans to reform military-owned businesses do not sufficiently address the human rights problems fueled by the current system, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The Indonesian military’s independent financing undermines civilian control, contributing to abuses of power by the armed forces and impeding reform. [refers to Freeport McMoRan]