Corrupt Indonesian policeman Labora Sitorus, jailed in 2014 for 15 years for large-scale timber theft, is once again on the run Sorong Police and Justice & Human Rights Ministry officials went to the former Chief Brigadier’s home for an arranged transfer to a prison in Jakarta but found him gone
On a platform with senior UN officials, Campaigns Director Julian Newman said corruption was an intrinsic part of environment crime requiring deployment of a full array of legal instruments designed to tackle corruption and money-laundering against the criminal syndicates pillaging our natural world for profit
Last week, Adenan Satem, newly appointed Chief Minister of Sarawak, held a briefing session in London on his first official overseas trip. At his invitation, NGOs gathered at the Malaysian High Commission to discuss Sarawak’s new Forests Pledge, a environmental policy halting timber concessions and new plantations
Labora Sitorus, former chief brigadier in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for large-scale timber theft, in part due to evidence provided by us. In a latest concerning development, after being allowed to leave prison unescorted to seek medical treatment, Sitorus is now at large.
The shockingly lenient verdict handed down by a West Papua court to a police officer charged with illegal logging, fuel smuggling and money laundering is an appalling indictment of Indonesia’s utter failure to tackle corruption within the forestry sector and the strongest evidence of a cover-up
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