2) MEASLES KILL DOZENS OF CHILDREN IN PAPUA, GOVERNMENT SENDS MILITARY
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1) Human Rights Watch. Indonesian country report 
Indonesia Events of 2017 
Indonesian President Joko Jokowi Widodos government took small steps in 2017 to protect the rights of some of Indonesias most vulnerable people. In September, the Attorney Generals Office announced that it had rescinded a job notice that not only barred lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) applicants, but suggested homosexuality was a mental illness. The government also quietly reduced its population of Papuan political prisoners from 37 in August 2016 to between one and five in August 2017.
But the Jokowi government has consistently failed to translate the presidents rhetorical support for human rights into meaningful policy initiatives. Religious minorities continue to face harassment, intimidation from government authorities, and threats of violence from militant Islamists. Authorities continue to arrest, prosecute, and imprison people under Indonesias abusive blasphemy law. Papuan and Moluccan political prisoners remain behind bars for nonviolent expression. And Indonesian security forces continue to pay little price for committing abuses, including unlawful killings of Papuans.
The governments acquiescence in 2017 to generals and powerful thugs who seek to stifle discussion of the army-led 1965-66 massacres made Jokowis promised reconciliation mechanism for those atrocities appear increasingly unlikely. Jokowi and senior police generals also advocated adoptin...