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Jul 8, 2011

Kevin Rudd Asked to Explain the fate of 500 Fisherman Indonesia

JAKARTA - Today the Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd will travel to Jakarta, and is scheduled to conduct a meeting Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa.

Following the arrival of Rudd, the NGO Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) urged the government to explain the fate of 500 Indonesian fishermen detained in Australia.

"As we know, 500 people of Indonesian fishermen detained in Australia several years ago in prison and immigration detention centers are spread across Australia," a press release statement to Human Rights Working Group, on Friday (08/07/2011).

HRWG plans along with the Indonesian organization Solidarity Australia, Kevin Rudd will be urged to discuss the handling of these fishermen.

Also reported, as many as 70 people were fishermen children today. They are still detained without international standards, and combined with adult prisoners.

The parents of the child's fishermen were not informed of the condition of her children.

Fishermen were arrested for allegedly entered the territorial waters of Australia. Their entry into Australian waters is illegal, while the fishermen did not know until where the borders of Indonesia and Australia.