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March 2017

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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