Indonesia court rejects permit plea for palm oil plantations in Papua and other stories

Today we look at a court order denying permits for palm oil plantations in Papua, the Marriage Equality bill passed by Chile’s parliament, and more

December 08, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up we look at an Indonesian court ruling denying a bid by palm oil companies to set up plantations in the Indigenous forest areas of West Papua; the landmark Marriage Equality bill passed by both houses of Chile’s Parliament expanding marriage, adoption, and social rights; the release of Egyptian student and activist Patrick George Zaki from detention pending his trial in February 2022; and a new set of sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Iranian entities and individuals amid negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.