Demand TPL End the Intimidation and Arrest of Indigenous Farmers
Demand Toba Pulp Lestari stop intimidating Indigenous Batak communities
For communities on the frontlines of pulp and paper plantation expansion, farming their traditionally-owned land can mean intimidation and arrest.
Toba Pulp Lestari is Indonesia’s largest producer of wood pulp for fabric, and its intimidation tactics and the arrests of local activists have created an atmosphere where communities live in fear that using their traditionally-owned farms and forests will result in unwelcome encounters with security guards or police, violence, and unjust incarceration.
On paper, Toba Pulp Lestari has a policy committing to respect the rights of communities, but this type of intimidation and criminalization demonstrates that the company is not acting on its promises.
Sign this petition to demand that Toba Pulp Lestari keep its promise to respect the rights of the Indigenous Batak people to farm their traditionally owned land and protest their rights.