Despite political reform, Indonesia abuses persist (AP) – 1468th Edition

17 11 2011

FILE - In this Friday, July 30, 2010 file photo, Felip Karma, a Papuan political prisoner sentenced to 15 years in jail for raising a banned separatist flag in Papua province, sits on a hospital bed in Jakarta, Indonesia. Karma, who waited nearly a year to get medical attention for a potentially life-threatening prostate ailment, wants world leaders gathering in Bali in November 2011 to know that not everyone has benefited from sweeping democratic reforms. Karma said government claims that it treats all its citizens equally are meaningless. (AP Photo/Niniek Karmini, File)AP – Indonesia, hosting President Barack Obama and other world leaders this week, has earned praise for democratic reforms achieved since longtime dictator Suharto was ousted a decade ago. But a man serving 15 years in prison for raising a flag wants the dignitaries to know the nation still has a long way to go.

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