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Indonesia grants clemency to Canadian teacher convicted of sex abuse

first_img {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has granted clemency to a Canadian teacher convicted of sexually abusing students, an official said on Friday, in a case that critics say was riddled with irregularities and threw a spotlight on the Southeast Asian country’s justice system. Neil Bantleman and Indonesian teaching assistant Ferdinand Tjiong were convicted in 2014 on charges of abusing kindergarten students at the Jakarta Intercultural School, where the children of many expatriates, diplomats and wealthy Indonesians are enrolled. The pair have always maintained their innocence and the lack of transparency in the case was criticised by Canada and the United States, adding to concerns about the lack of legal certainty in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.Sri Utami, director general of correctional affairs at Indonesia’s Law and Human Rights ministry, confirmed in a text message to Reuters that Bantleman had been granted clemency. Bantleman’s brother Guy said in a statement: “I am pleased to confirm that my brother Neil has safely returned to Canada.”Bantleman was cited in the statement as saying: “Five years ago I was wrongfully accused and convicted of crimes I did not commit and furthermore never occurred.” Canadian media said teaching assistant Tjiong remained in jail. The two were originally sentenced to 10 years in jail but were acquitted in August 2015, after nearly a year behind bars, and released.However, Indonesia’s Supreme Court later overturned the acquittal, extended their jail sentence and ordered their re-arrest, a decision the Canadian embassy in Jakarta called unjust.Bantleman in his statement thanked family and friends around the world for their support and “the Government of Canada for their steadfast commitment to seeing us home”. “We are asking for privacy at this time so we can reconnect with family and move forward with our lives,” he said. (Reporting by Angie Teo and Agustinus Beo Da Costa,; Writing by Ed Davies; Editing by Paul Tait) Asean+ 02 May 2019 Canadian sentenced to death over drugs World 11 Jul 2019 Indonesia to build country’s longest bridge linking islands near Singaporecenter_img Indonesia 09 Jul 2019 Indonesia cancels tsunami alert after quake Related News Related Newslast_img read more

Chinese nationals protest on Ladakh border during Dalai Lamas birthday celebrations

first_img Next Abhishek Bhalla New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 19:55 IST Dalai LamaVehicles with Chinese nationals dressed in civilian clothes reached close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh and protested against Tibetans celebrating an annual festival in the region. They displayed banners saying ‘ban all activities to spilt Tibet’.Sources said this was in reaction to a Tibetan flag being waved during the festivities in Koyul village near Demchok.Eleven people on two vehicles were spotted. They stopped for around 40 minutes and stood across River Indus on their side of the LAC.Demchok is an area that has seen Chinese transgressions in the past and in 2014 there was a fist fight between Indian and Chinese troops during a stand-off in Chumur, eastern Ladakh.It appears the action did not include People’s Liberation Army (PLA) personnel and there was no transgression or crossing of LAC.Sources said they are viewing the Chinese action as an intimidating tactic.China has been pushing to have its own successor of the Dalai Lama and pressing that any other appointment should not be given any recognition.”There were two vehicles with people dressed in civil clothes showing the banners. We don’t know whether they were PLA personnel since they were in civil clothes. Those protesting were on the Chinese side and made no attempt to cross over,” said a source.Sources added that the Chinese did not take up the matter in the official military meetings or communications.The Tibetans on the Indian side were celebrating Dalai Lama’s birthday, an annual festival by the name of Dole Tango.Also Read | Tibetan issue no longer struggle for political independence: Dalai Lama Also Watch | China roundtable: New Delhi buckling to Beijing by red-flagging Dalai Lama event?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanchari Chatterjee Chinese nationals protest on Ladakh border during Dalai Lama’s birthday celebrationsA group of Chinese nationals protested on the eastern Ladakh border as a village on the Indian side celebrated Dalai Lama’s birthday.advertisementlast_img read more

No tiffin for Mumbaikars for 2 days as Dabbawalas take part in

first_imgNo tiffin for Mumbaikars for 2 days as Dabbawalas take part in Pandharpur pilgrimageLord Vitthal’s puja commences in Pandharpur town every year with lakhs of devotees from different states taking part. advertisement Asian News International MumbaiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 12:51 IST Mumbaikars will not receive their lunchboxes on Friday and Saturday as the city’s beloved Dabbawalas will be off duties to take part in the annual pilgrimage to Pandharpur on the occasion of ‘Ashadhi Ekadashi’.The tiffin services will resume from Sunday.”The Tiffin services will be halted on July 12 and July 13, ” said President of Mumbai Dabbawala Association, Subhash Talekar.The Dabbawalas will also offer prayers to saint Gyaneshwar later in the day and will then proceed to Pandharpur.Besides Dabbawalas, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also offered prayers at Vitthal Temple in Pandharpur in the early hours of Friday.Lord Vitthal’s puja commences in Pandharpur town every year with lakhs of devotees from different states taking part.Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday tweeted about Pandharpur and its connection with Ashadhi Ekadashi. “The beautiful town of Pandharpur in Maharashtra has a special link with Ashadhi Ekadashi. Know more in this video,” he wrote alongside a video featuring hoards of pilgrimage and the majestic puja of Lord Vitthal.The occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vishnu across many states in India. Some also observe fast to seek prosperity and attain moksha later in life.Also read: Air India may ban pilots from bringing own food after fight over washing lunchboxALSO WATCH| Gold tiffin, diamond-studded teacup stolen from Hyderabad’s Nizam MuseumFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Nextlast_img read more