Indonesia - Union leader arrested (2011)

On 9 December, Nurimah, Chair of the SP Kahutindo (Indonesian Forestry and Allied Workers’ Union), the union that represents workers at PT San Yu Frame Moulding Industries (San Yu), was arrested and detained at the Women’s State Prison in Bulu, Semarang. Nurimah was arrested on charges related to the alleged assault on a fellow worker in 2006. The union claims that the charges have been fabricated by San Yu in an attempt to disrupt negotiations and intimidate the union. This incident is part of a series of acts by San Yu that started on 12 January to intimidate the union and its leaders, which included the San Yu’s establishment of a company dominated union.

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