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February 2017

Thank-you to the Korean Community

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Jakarta News, Uncategorized|

In late January the Korean Community at JIS invited Tracy Bantleman and school administrator Murray Hodgson to share information about the current legal case and how it has impacted their lives thus far. Many families were keen [...]

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January 2017

No justice No Peace – 3rd public discussion on JIS case.

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: Jakarta News|

Indonesian Center for the Study of Law and Policy (PSHK) researcher Miko S. Ginting (far-left), legal expert Saut Irianto Rajagukguk (left), Kawan8 activist Fauzan (center-left), Indonesian Law Student Front (FROMHI) representative Wirawan Hipatios (center-right), Jakarta [...]

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Change.org petition in Top 10 in for 2016

By | January 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Change.org recently reported on the top 10 most popular petitions of 2016. The petition on Change.org for the JIS case was one of the top 10 petitions in Indonesia - signed by 50, 913 netizens. People continue to [...]

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December 2016

Kawan 8 holds Public Discussion at National University Jakarta

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Jakarta News|

Kawan8 along with the Faculty of Law Student Association Himakum of the National  University in Jakarta held a public discussion Tuesday (29/11). The theme was "Dissecting the JIS Case Fabrication: Those Who Thirst for Justice". [...]

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November 2016

Murray finishes the 100km Ultramarathon – Justice for the Innocent

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Jakarta News|

Murray Hodgson, Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) Kindergarten and Elementary School Principal participated in the 100-km Jakarta Ultra Marathon in Jakarta, Saturday (12/11/2016). Murray decided to take part in the event so he could also raise [...]

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October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

Kawan8 – Friends of the 8 – Indonesian citizens supporting the fight for justice!!

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: Messages|

For more information about Kawan8, which translated into english means Friends of the 8, please follow their website and social media links below. If you are an Indonesian citizen or someone working and living in Indonesia [...]

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July 2016

Two Years Too Long Vigils held WORLDWIDE July 14th

By | July 16th, 2016|Categories: Jakarta News, Messages|

Vigils to mark the continued unjust incarceration of the innocent took place around the world on July 14th. Two years ago Neil and Ferdi were unjustly detained and they continue to be held in an Indonesian [...]

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Protests gather on second year anniversary of Neil Bantleman’s arrest in Indonesia

By | July 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Neil Bantleman, Canadian teacher imprisoned in Indonesia, marks 2 years of ordeal By Diana Mehta The Canadian Press http://globalnews.ca/video/2824411/protests-arise-on-second-year-anniversary-of-neil-bantlemans-arrest-in-indonesia WATCH ABOVE: Protests gather on second year anniversary of Neil Bantleman’s arrest in Indonesia TORONTO [...]

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Supporters meet Canada’s Justice Minister!

By | July 13th, 2016|Categories: Impact on Indonesia, Messages, News, Uncategorized|

Head of Jakarta Intercultural School Tim Carr and his wife Barbara (also a JIS teacher) were at a market in Vancouver and were asked if they wanted to meet Canada's Minister of Justice and Attorney [...]

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June 2016

Canada protests 2 JIS teachers sentenced to 11 years in prison – Minister of Law and Human Rights Indonesia says their protest is legitimate

By | June 26th, 2016|Categories: Jakarta News|

Detik.com (June 24): Canada protests 2 JIS teachers sentenced to 11 years in prison – That’s legitimate: Minister of Law and Human Rights http://news.detik.com/berita/3241449/kanada-protes-2-guru-jis-divonis-11-tahun-menkum-ham-itu-sah-saja Short English Translation/Summary of Article An article published by Detik.com provides [...]

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Canada Seeks Justice for JIS Teacher Bantleman

By | June 25th, 2016|Categories: Jakarta News|

http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/canada-seeks-justice-jis-teacher-bantleman/ Canada Seeks Justice for JIS Teacher Bantleman Jakarta. The Canadian government will continue to seek justice for one of its citizens, former Jakarta Intercultural School teacher Neil Bantleman, Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia Donald Bobiash [...]

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‘Justice must prevail,’ Neil Bantleman writes from Indonesian prison

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: CBC, News|

The Burlington teacher has penned an open letter proclaiming his innocence By Chris Seto, CBC News Posted: Jun 21, 2016 12:49 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 21, 2016 2:40 PM ET http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/bantleman-justice-prison-1.3645002 Neil Bantleman hugs his [...]

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Calls for case into child sex abuse scandal at prestigious Jakarta school to be reopened

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: News|

Foreign Correspondent By Samantha Hawley and Suzanne Smith Updated Tue at 2:19am http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-21/jakarta-school-sex-abuse-scandal-calls-for-reopening/7517466 PHOTO: Tracy Bantleman maintains her husband Neil is innocent. (ABC News) MAP: Indonesia A sexologist whose evidence was used to help jail a [...]

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Preview Part 2: “A Fleeting Freedom”

By | June 19th, 2016|Categories: News|

Part 2 of the ABC Australia Documentary on the JIS Case airs Tuesday June 21 at 9.30pm on ABC Australia & iview.  As supporters battle to free seven people jailed in a child abuse scandal at [...]

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Kawan8 netizens fight for cleaners and teachers accused of rape at Jakarta Intercultural School

By | June 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

http://www.smh.com.au/world/kawan8-netizens-fight-for-cleaners-and-teachers-accused-of-rape-at-jakarta-intercultural-school-20160613-gphyvo.html Jakarta: The fight to prove the innocence of cleaners and teachers accused of sodomy at a prestigious international school in Jakarta is being waged not just by lawyers in court but by Indonesian netizens whose [...]

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Watch: ACCUSED – June 4th on ABC Foreign Correspondent

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: News|

http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2016/s4478933.htm Canadian couple Neil and Tracy Bantleman came to Indonesia as idealistic young teachers in search of adventure. They scored dream jobs at the prestigious Jakarta International School, teaching the scions of wealthy Indonesians and [...]

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Jakarta int’l school teacher accused of abuse sends message to supporters from prison

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: Jakarta News, Uncategorized|

JAKARTA, Indonesia – When Neil Bantleman, a Canadian citizen, first accepted a job offer as a teacher at Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) in 2010, little did he know that 6 years later, he would be [...]

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Thank-you letter from Neil

By | June 5th, 2016|Categories: Messages|

Well this was certainly a birthday to remember and not for reasons that you may think. While the circumstances that we currently find ourselves may not be ideal, I cannot help but feel truly blessed [...]

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Documentary Trans7 TV – Dokumenter di Indonesia

By | June 4th, 2016|Categories: Jakarta News, Uncategorized|

Trans7's "Kontroversi" program recently featured the JIS Case.  JIS Kejanggalan Dan Bukti Baru The documentary is in Bahasa Indonesian NEW Documentary Part 1:  https://youtu.be/2-_rX-VwsZU  NEW: Documentary Part 2: Short https://youtu.be/dwfi_aevXfk

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May 2016

Supporters of Convicts in JIS Case Hold a Vigil at the Proclamation Monument

By | May 22nd, 2016|Categories: Jakarta News|

https://m.tempo.co/read/news/2016/05/20/063772788/pendukung-terpidana-kasus-jis-gelar-doa-di-tugu-proklamasi Photo: A number of teachers and staff of the Jakarta International School (JIS) Kindergarten cried during the solidarity act for the two JIS teachers Neil Bantleman and Ferdinand Tjong, who were made as suspects [...]

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Join Guy Bantleman in Ottawa this Sunday to advocate 4 the innocent @ the Indonesian Spring Festival

By | May 19th, 2016|Categories: Calendar Event, Messages|

Message from Guy Bantleman For our supporters in the Ottawa area, please join us at the 2016 Indonesian Festival this weekend May 22nd and 23rd. Janet and I will be there to continue to spread the [...]

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Jakarta News: For Justice, JIS Convicts Have to Be Freed

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: Jakarta News, News|

KontraS : For Justice,  JIS Convicts Have to Be Freed Monday,  May 16th SURYA.co.id | SURABAYA -  Coordinator of the Commission of Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS), Haris Azhar believes that the State has [...]

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News from Jakarta

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: News|

Below is a translation of an article printed in Media Indonesia last week. *The headline refers to "millions" of Indonesian Rupiah. Hundreds of Millions Raised for Victims of JIS Criminalization http://www.mediaindonesia.com/news/read/45008/ratusan-juta-terkumpul-untuk-korban-kriminalisasi-jis/2016-05-12 - sthash.2OVggffk.dpuf Thursday, May [...]

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April 2016

March 2016

Media Update March 29th 2016

By | March 30th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Release|

  We continue to meet with various Government officials and representatives from Global Affairs. Last week, Janet Gallucci and myself met with several members of the Global Affairs team and continued our discussions regarding the [...]

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Operation MP

By | March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Messages|

To my Canadian Friends and supporters with Canadian Friends!! Neil's Mom hand delivers a letter to be delivered to Prime Minister Trudeau. As Neil’s mother I am asking Canadians to visit or deliver [...]

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MEDIA UPDATE: March 18, 2016 by Guy Bantleman

By | March 18th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Release|

Forensic Psychologist: No Evidence of Sexual Violence in JIS Case  The following article was published on March 11th, 2016 and provides details on the review of trial by a Forensic Psychologist. There is also brief [...]

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Media Update: March 15, 2016 Neil Bantleman

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Release|

Neil continues to be held in a very unsanitary and dangerous area of Cipinang Prison in Jakarta, Indonesia. Continued efforts by Neil and the support team on the ground in Indonesia are focused on getting [...]

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Neil Bantleman’s family satisfied feds are ‘taking this seriously’

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: CBC, News|

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/neil-bantleman-s-family-satisfied-feds-are-taking-this-seriously-1.3489757 After meeting with government officials in Ottawa this week, Guy Bantleman said his family is satisfied that the federal government is taking action in the case of his brother, Neil Bantleman, who is in [...]

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Neil Bantleman moved to shared cell in deplorable Indonesian prison

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: News|

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/neil-bantleman-moved-to-shared-cell-in-deplorable-indonesian-prison-1.3478949 Tracy Bantleman says the conditions inside Lapas Cipinang prison are "deplorable" and is concerned her husband's health could deteriorate rapidly while he's being held there.  Her husband, Neil Bantleman, a Burlington Ontario teacher, was recently moved to the third floor of [...]

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Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says Neil Bantleman’s story isn’t over

By | March 6th, 2016|Categories: News, Videos|

February 25, 2016 - Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion's full statement to the media On Thursday, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion told the media Neil Bantleman’s story isn’t over. Dion said the Canadian government’s only [...]

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Believe – Neil Bantleman & Ferdi Tjiong

By | March 5th, 2016|Categories: Videos|

Published on Jan 25, 2015  Please Like and Share this video on Facebook, Twitter or wherever else. Thanks to everyone involved with making this! Be sure to stay tuned for other video testimonials. "Help bring [...]

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Please Read: Detailed Review of Facts in the case in Defence of the Innocent Accused

By | March 5th, 2016|Categories: Messages, News, Press Release|

The linked here is a detailed review of the facts in support of the accused's case. These facts, many of which are not presented elsewhere on this website,  greatly support their Innocence.   Thank you Click [...]

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900 CHML: Child advocacy expert who worked at the same school as Neil Bantleman joined us to discuss the case.

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|

A Child Advocacy expert who worked at the school Neil Bantleman was at will join us to discuss the case and child protection in Indonesia. Website: www.freeneilandferdi.org Twitter: @freeneilferdi Guest: Guy Bantleman. Brother of Neil [...]

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CBC: the fifth estate: Testing the medical evidence of the Bantleman case

By | March 2nd, 2016|Categories: CBC, News, The Fifth Estate, Uncategorized|

WEDNESDAY MARCH 2, 2016 IN JUSTICE AND LAW From the start of the Bantleman saga almost two years ago, a key element in convincing the Indonesian public and authorities that Bantleman, teaching assistant Ferdinant Tjiong [...]

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February 2016

MEDIA UPDATE: February 28, 2016

By | February 29th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Release|

This update is long, but hopefully provides information to answer a number of outstanding questions. Judicial Update Neil is currently being held in an adjacent compound to Cipinang prison, where he was detained during his [...]

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Jakarta Post: New evidence expected to turn tables on JIS case

By | February 27th, 2016|Categories: Jakarta Post, News|

Indra Budiari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Sat, February 27 2016, 8:41 AM  Based on Indonesian law, a judicial review is the last legal option available to challenge a court decision and could [...]

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The Guardan: Britain ‘deeply concerned’ as Indonesia returns men to jail on sex abuse charges

By | February 26th, 2016|Categories: News|

Agence France-Presse in Jakarta  -  Friday 26 February 2016 01.01 EST Canadian-British man Neil Bantleman and his colleague Ferdinand Tjiong had acquittals overturned and will now serve increased sentences in Jakarta prison. A Canadian-British man was [...]

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the fifth estate Broadcast – SEASON 41 BROADCAST DATE : FEB 26, 2016

By | February 26th, 2016|Categories: News, The Fifth Estate, Videos|

In a shocking reversal,  the Supreme Court of Indonesia this week overturned the acquittal of Neil Bantleman, ordering the Canadian teacher back to prison for 11 years. Bantleman had been accused of sexually abusing school [...]

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CBCNews: Neil Bantleman faces ‘very serious setback’ after acquittal reversed, says lawyer

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: CBC, News|

Usually, if there's any sort of intervention, it's a back door kind of thing,' says Kathleen Mahoney CBC News Posted: Feb 25, 2016 3:04 PM MT Canadian school administrator Neil Bantleman being led by [...]

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CTVNews: Neil Bantleman surrenders to Indonesian authorities

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: News|

CTVNews.ca Staff   Published Thursday, February 25, 2016 11:52PM EST Canadian schoolteacher Neil Bantleman has turned himself in to Indonesian custody, after the country’s supreme court overturned his acquittal on charges that he and an Indonesian [...]

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MEDIA UPDATE: February 25, 2016

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Release|

I want to thank everyone for the incredible coverage that you provided Neil and our family today. The last 48 hours have been extremely difficult. At this time Neil is in Jakarta and in the [...]

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GlobalNews: Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman sex abuse acquittal overturned in Indonesia

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: News|

By Phil Heidenreich Online journalist  Global News  February 25, 2016 1:39 am Canadian school teacher Neil Bantleman has had his acquittal overturned by Indonesia’s supreme court, Global News has learned. Bantleman and an Indonesian teacher [...]

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January 2016

Sex assault evidence used against Neil Bantleman seriously flawed, fifth estate finds

By | January 7th, 2016|Categories: CBC, News|

Burlington, Ont., teacher has had conviction for assaulting 3 boys overturned but is still stuck in Indonesia By Lisa Mayor, Vanmala Subramaniam, CBC News Posted: Jan 07, 2016 5:12 PM ET Crucial pieces of the evidence used [...]

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September 2015

News from the Week

By | September 25th, 2015|Categories: News|

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/neil-bantleman-to-testify-against-accusers-in-perjury-probe-1.3236523 Jakarta News Jakarta Globe - Police Question Falsely Accused JIS Teacher in Perjury Case http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/police-question-falsely-accused-jis-teacher-perjury-case/ Gatra.com - JIS Teacher Becomes Witness in Perjury Case in Bareskrim http://www.gatra.com/hukum/166110-guru-jis-jadi-saksi-kasus-kesaksian-palsu-di-bareskrim  

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Judged Free, JIS Teacher Neil Bantleman is a WITNESS on Monday

By | September 20th, 2015|Categories: News|

The following article (translated to English) was published on Friday Sept 18th. The article details Neil’s participation as a WITNESS in the case brought against the three individuals who filed the allegations against Neil and [...]

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Prosecutors File Appeal to Supreme Court

By | September 14th, 2015|Categories: News|

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/indonesian-prosecutors-file-appeal-in-neil-bantleman-case-1.2562184 Full Statement by Guy Bantleman The Prosecutors Office has announced that they have submitted the Memorandum of Cassation to the Supreme Court of Indonesia, which is the formal appeal of the decision of the High [...]

Innocent Cleaners: On-line donations now possible!!

By | September 5th, 2015|Categories: Messages|

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/justice-for-the-innocent--3#/story A crowdfunding site for the Innocent Cleaners is now open after many requests. This site should make it easier for supporters around the world to contribute, and to raise awareness of the injustices Afrischa, [...]

August 2015

Evidence lacking in Case of Two JIS Teachers

By | August 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Former Junior Attorney General: Evidence lacking in Case of Two JIS Teachers http://www.rmol.co/read/2015/08/25/214728/Mantan-Jampidsus:-Bukti-Kasus-Dua-Guru-JIS-Lemah- Former Junior Attorney General for Special Crimes (Jampidsus) Ramelan SH stated that the Jakarta High Court’s ruling to release the two Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) [...]

Civil Case News

By | August 10th, 2015|Categories: News|

Indonesian Court Rejects Sex Abuse Suit Against International School http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/world/asia/indonesian-court-rejects-child-sex-abuse-lawsuit-against-jakarta-international-school.html?_r=0 Neil Bantleman: Civil case against school thrown out in Jakarta court http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/neil-bantleman-civil-case-against-school-thrown-out-in-jakarta-court-1.3185210 Court throws out abuse lawsuit against international school  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/08/10/court-throws-out-abuse-lawsuit-against-international-school.html

Human Rights Activist Suspects Fabrication in JIS Case

By | August 7th, 2015|Categories: News|

Human Rights Activist Suspects Fabrication in JIS Case http://news.metrotvnews.com/read/2015/08/06/155056/aktivis-ham-mencium-ada-rekayasa-dalam-kasus-jis English translation of article Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Human Rights Watch (HRW) activist Andreas Harsono suspects fabrication in the case of alleged sexual abuse involving Jakarta International School [...]

Media Update – August 5th

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Singapore Defamation Case Jakarta Intercultural School teachers Neil Bantleman and Ferdinant Tjiong have recently won the defamation lawsuit against DR, the mother of one of the alleged sexual abuse victims, in Singapore. In the ruling, [...]

July 2015

JIS Civil Case Verdict Postponed

By | July 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Today the South Jakarta District Court announced that the reading of the verdict in the JIS civil case will be postponed until August 10th, 2015. News on this has been published in Jakarta. http://news.okezone.com/read/2015/07/30/338/1188130/putusan-perdata-kasus-jis-ditunda

Tomorrow is verdict day in the JIS Civil Case – More on OC Kaligis

By | July 29th, 2015|Categories: Jakarta News|

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/07/29/view-point-legal-leeches-and-sharing-not-caring.html Tomorrow is verdict day in the JIS Civil Case, the plaintiff's lawyer, the mother who first alleged her child was sexually abused is suing the school for $125 USD.  

Neil Bantleman: Bribery charges against lawyer won’t slow civil ruling

By | July 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

But supporters encouraged as charges prompt review of the lawyer's cases... By Jeff Green, CBC News Posted: Jul 29, 2015 5:59 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 29, 2015 5:59 PM ET http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/neil-bantleman-bribery-charges-against-lawyer-won-t-slow-civil-ruling-1.3172164

Mother’s lawyer, OC Kaligis detained on corruption charges in Jakarta

By | July 20th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Mother’s lawyer, OC Kaligis detained on corruption charges in Jakarta  Media Update – July 20th 2015 The mother’s lawyer, OC Kaligis, was detained by the anti-corruption commission (KPK) on Tuesday for alleged bribery in a [...]

Supporters rally for former Calgary teacher jailed in Jakarta

By | July 16th, 2015|Categories: News|

Global News - Rally held for former Calgary teacher jailed in Indonesia  http://globalnews.ca/news/2111835/rally-planned-for-former-calgary-teacher-jailed-in-indonesia/ and CTV News - Supporters rally for former Calgary teacher jailed in Jakarta  http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/supporters-rally-for-former-calgary-teacher-jailed-in-jakarta-1.2469993 and

CALGARY Rally – One Year Too Long a SUCCESS!

By | July 15th, 2015|Categories: Calendar Event|

A crowd of over 100 people, from a variety of countries and cities (Singapore, Netherlands, United States and Red Deer, Chestermere, Calgary, and Okotoks) attended the July 15th Rally at City Hall in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Former [...]

ONE YEAR Too Long JAKARTA CHAPTER

By | July 14th, 2015|Categories: Jakarta News|

One Year Too Long: Jakarta Chapter ~ When And Where It All Began. Friends and colleagues joined together to fight for justice for their innocent friends and colleagues, Neil Bantleman and Ferdinant Tjiong on Tuesday, July 14, [...]

Upcoming Event: ONE YEAR TOO LONG RALLY – CALGARY, AB

By | July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Calendar Event, News, Press Release|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ONE YEAR TOO LONG RALLY A rally to mark the one-year anniversary of Canadian and former Calgarian, Neil Bantleman, and his Indonesian colleague, Ferdi Tjiong’s unjust incarceration in a Jakarta prison will [...]

June 2015

Retrospective: 7 years ago – Neil Bantleman Keynote speaker

By | June 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Touching Facebook Post this week.... Neil Bantleman was the keynote speaker at the Webber Academy High School graduation in 2008. He was invited to return to Calgary, during his first year teaching in Singapore with his wife Tracy, [...]

US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014 – INDONESIA

By | June 28th, 2015|Categories: News, Press Release|

US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014 - INDONESIA *The document is informative and helpful to those unfamiliar with many aspects of the judicial process Excerpt related directly to JIS case.... c. Torture [...]

Burlington pub doesn’t want you to forget imprisoned Neil Bantleman

By | June 26th, 2015|Categories: News|

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5695583-burlington-pub-doesn-t-want-you-to-forget-imprisoned-neil-bantleman/ Hamilton Spectator By Tim Whitnell A Burlington pub is trying to maintain public awareness of the plight of a former local resident imprisoned in Indonesia. The Judge and Jury has placed a sign in [...]

Update: Neil Bantleman’s mother writes open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper

By | June 25th, 2015|Categories: News, Press Release|

*Corinne Bantleman visits a humanitarian vessel in North Jakarta during her recent visit to Indonesia. Her son Neil initiated a joint service project with students at the Jakarta Intercultural School and the organization, which delivers [...]

Bantleman investigators probed

By | June 12th, 2015|Categories: CHCH, News|

Posted: June 12, 2015 04:12:53 PM Category: Halton Tags: children, conviction, Guy Bantleman, indonesia, investigation, Jakarta, Neil Bantleman, sex crime The family of Neil Bantleman, a Burlington teacher imprisoned in Indonesia for child abuse, says [...]

May 2015

Evidence Clearing JIS Janitors ‘Withheld’

By | May 10th, 2015|Categories: News, The Jakarta Globe|

A microbiology expert believes the pathology results exonerate the convicted cleaning staff By Febriamy Hutapea on 08:27 pm May 10, 2015 Read original article at http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/jakarta/evidence-clearing-jis-janitors-withheld/ Jakarta. The December 2014 sexual assault convictions of cleaners employed by ISS [...]

April 2015

AmCham Statement

By | April 6th, 2015|Categories: Impact on Indonesia|

Monday, April 6, 2015 JAKARTA (April 2, 2015) ‑ AmCham Indonesia wishes to express its deep concern about the potential negative impact on the foreign investment environment of the April 2 guilty verdicts against two [...]

Editorial: Questionable Verdict

By | April 4th, 2015|Categories: Jakarta Post|

No one argues that sexual abuse — particularly when victims are minors — is not a serious crime. Unfortunately, Thursday’s verdicts on two teaching staff at the Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) have failed to [...]

JIS Abuse Case Tarnishes Nation: Diplomatic Corps

By | April 3rd, 2015|Categories: News, The Jakarta Globe|

JIS Abuse Case Tarnishes Nation: Diplomatic Corps By Bayu Marhaenjati & Basten Gokkon on 10:09 pm Apr 03, 2015 Read original article at http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/jakarta/jis-abuse-case-tarnishes-nation-diplomatic-corps/ Jakarta. US Ambassador Robert O. Blake, Jr., says he is “deeply disappointed” in the [...]

Neil Bantleman Guilty: Canadian Teacher In Indonesia Convicted

By | April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Huffington Post|Tags: |

Neil Bantleman Guilty: Canadian Teacher In Indonesia Convicted JAKARTA, Indonesia - An Ontario teacher found guilty Thursday of sexually abusing three children at an Indonesian school said he will appeal the decision. A three-judge panel [...]

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

Neil Bantleman’s Wife Demands More From Canadian Government

By | December 29th, 2014|Categories: Huffington Post|

Neil Bantleman's Wife Demands More From Canadian Government CBC Posted: 12/29/2014 12:30 pm EST Updated: 0 Neil Bantleman’s wife is urging the Canadian government to change its tactics and do more for her husband, a [...]

November 2014

September 2014

Bizarre details emerge as police hold two Jakarta International School teachers without charge

By | September 17th, 2014|Categories: News, Sydney Morning Herald|

Michael Bachelard Read More and see video at http://www.smh.com.au/world/bizarre-details-emerge-as-police-hold-two-jakarta-international-school-teachers-without-charge-20140916-10hww3.html Investigations Editor, The Age Two teachers at the prestigious Jakarta International School have had their detention without charge extended for another 30 days as bizarre details [...]

August 2014

Money may be behind abuse claims: teacher

By | August 8th, 2014|Categories: News|

Edmonton Journal Fri Aug 8 2014 Page: A7 Section: Alberta Byline: Reid Southwick Dateline: CALGARY Source: Postmedia News A former Calgary teacher at the centre of an alleged sex scandal in Indonesia is speaking out [...]

Video: Free Neil Bantleman

By | August 1st, 2014|Categories: Videos|

Published on Aug 1, 2014 Neil Bantleman is a 45 year old Canadian teacher who was working at the Jakarta International School in Indonesia when he was detained on allegations of sexually assaulting a child. [...]

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July 2014

June 2014