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Date: 1995 - 2005 [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|]]

Region: Asia [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|{location3}]]

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|]]

Medium: Literature [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|]]


Artist: Thirteen Indonesian activist writers and authors


Confronting Bodies: Indonesian Attorney General's office


Dates of Action: Throughout 1997


Location: Indonesia


Description of Artwork: Work that criticizes the government of president Suharto.

The Incident: Thirteen books were banned in 1997 for criticizing the leadership of the Indonesian president Suharto.

Results of Incident: The persecution of Suharto's government is an ongoing phenomenon. The authors, Muchtar Pakpahan, and Wimandjaya are imprisoned for critical writings. A former Minister of Parliament, Sri-Bintang Pamungkas is charged under the anti-subversion law which could lead to his execution.

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