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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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