Indonesian activist tours Brisbane
By Maurice Sibelle
BRISBANE — Indonesian human rights activists Helmi Fauzi completed his tour of Brisbane at meeting of 50 at the University of Queensland. The meeting, one of seven, was organised by the newly formed Environmental Youth Alliance club on May 26.
Fauzi also spoke to a Resistance club meeting of 50 at Griffith University the previous day. Some 60 people attended a public meeting on May 23.
The state secretary of the Public Sector Union, Roger Omdahl, hosted a trade union reception of 20, followed by a reception with a dozen solidarity and environment groups.
Fauzi was able to share experiences with local Aboriginal leader Bob Weatherall and brief Australian Democrats president John Woodly about human rights abuses in Indonesia.
Speaking on Radio 4ZZZ's current affairs show, Brisbane Line, Fauzi said that East Timor was not the only place where human rights were being violated. "We are campaigning for the release of eight student activists who have been jailed for simply holding discussion groups."