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Kulon Progo: Tukijo, the farmer and activist who was jailed for 2,5 years in Jogjakarta is free (Indonesia)

Tukijo is a farmer and activist from Kulon Progo, Jogjakarta, Indonesia. He was kidnapped by the state and jailed for 2 years and 6 months, after the bloom of resistence against the mega-mining project from Australian company backed up by the provincial goverment and police. Tukijo accused as kidnapper of two officers from the mining company and provocateur for disturbing social peace. He faced fake trials with fake witnesses in the court. He was active member of the local struggle and became one the leading figures in Kulon Progo at the time.

While in prison, Tukijo received many solidarity actions. Some early direct actions from Indonesia was mentioned his name in solidarity. Included the action from Long Live Luciano Tortuga Cell – FAI Indonesia, where end up with arrests by police against comrades Billy and Eat. Tukijo spent his time in the prison with dignity and never step back from his struggle to defense his land and community from the mega-mining project. Later, while Tukijo still in the prison, some of his comrades who stay outside start to connecting all the local struggle points which is lead to the establishment of the farmer association named: Forum Komunikasi Masyarakat Agraris (Forum for Communication between Agrarian Communities). Statement of the Second Autonomous Peasant Farmer’s Congress, 10th February 2012 – Forum for Communication between Agrarian Communities – here.

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This entry was posted on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 3:39 pm and is filed under Prison Struggle.