Protecting Environmental Activists
The appeal court in Bangka Belitung freed the people who had protested against environmental pollution in their area. This gives hope for environmental activists, who have frequently been criminalized.
THE appeal judges in Bangka Belitung High Court deserve praise for freeing six heads of neighborhood units at Kenanga village, who were campaigning for the environment. Their ruling last May not only provided justice for the accused, but also brought fresh hope for environmental activists, who have frequently been criminalized.
The six neighborhood association heads were taken to court for protesting about...